Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Sunday claimed the Congress did not give poor and backward people their due rights despite ruling for more than 70 years. He was speaking at an event in Rajasthan’s Pali city.

Shah is on a three-day visit to the state, during which he is expected to address party workers and discuss strategy ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. Shah reached Jodhpur on Sunday morning and soon left for Pali, PTI reported.

“Rahul Gandhi’s great-grandfather Nehruji, grandmother Indiraji, father Rajivji and mother Soniaji ruled India for 70 years yet they did not give the poor and the backward people their due rights,” Shah said. Rajasthan’s Vasundara Raje government has waived off loans up to Rs 50,000 for poor farmers, he claimed.

He added: “Congress party wants to keep infiltrators in the country whereas we have pledged to evict each and every infiltrator from India.”

Shah is also scheduled to address a “Shakti Kendra Sammelan” in Pali on Sunday. He is expected to address three other meetings in Jodhpur later in the day.

The BJP president will go to Bhilwara on Monday, where he will address a meeting and speak with children with special needs. On Tuesday, he is expected to attend meetings in Nagaur and Udaipur. This is his second visit to Rajasthan in a week.