Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Bringing BJP to power in 2017 my primary responsibiity: Amit Shah

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Posted: August 20, 2014 12:15 pm

Mobilising party workers ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2017, BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday said he had begun work as in-charge before the Lok Sabha elections but his task will be completed when the BJP will form government here.

Addressing party leaders from across the state in Lucknow, Shah said bringing BJP to power in UP will be his primary responsibility as national president.

Shah said formation of a BJP-led government in UP was essential for implementing the vision and development plans that Narendra Modi has conceptualised.

It was Shah’s first visit to Lucknow after his appointment as president. He also met Governor Ram Naik before leaving for Delhi in the evening.

Attacking the SP government over the law and order situation in the state, Shah blamed votebank politics and appeasement, and partisan action of the administration under state government’s pressure for it.

Significantly, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has always avoided making remarks on UP’s crime scene during his visits to the state,
Shah warned the Akhilesh Yadav government and SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav that if they continued to rule in the state same way, BJP will come to power in UP with a two-third majority.

Commenting on the inquiry report of SPthe  panel on Saharanpur riots, in which a BJP MP was held responsible for inciting riots, Shah said the inquiry committee was of a political party and not any other kind of findings could be expected from that.

Shah asked the workers to assure the public that the issues related to price rise, growth rate, industrial investment, value of Rupee against Dollar would soon be resolved by the Modi government.

Shah said there were discussions that power shortage has started in UP after BJP came to power in the Centre. “The power crisis in UP is prevailing because of less power generation in the state. UP government is not concerned over increasing about power generation,” he said.

Pointing towards the party MPs present in the meeting, Shah said Modi is so dedicated to his duties that he neither sleeps nor allows others to do so, and all MPs and Union Ministers will learn that soon.

He also asked workers to aggressively raise public issues and not hesitate in taking on the state government on these issues.

Shah also warned the workers not to give any opportunity to Mulayam to blame BJP for inciting riots.

Shah asked them to visit the flood affected areas of UP and do the needful to help the affected people.

Shah later held separate meetings with party MPs, MLAs and in-charge of the Assembly constituencies and Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat going for polls next month.

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