In UPA, nobody considered PM as PM: Amit Shah

The senior BJP leader commented that PM Modi is the most popular leader since independence and that he has 'restored dignity to the Prime Minister's office'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2017 7:13 pm
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Maharashtra with an aim to strengthen the party organisation within the state. The senior BJP leader reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader since independence and that he has ‘restored dignity to the Prime Minister’s office’. “Every minister in the previous UPA government considered himself the PM, but nobody considered the PM as PM,” Shah said.

Shah also lauded the Prime Minister for enacting the Goods and Services Tax law. He added that nobody else had the “daring or capability” to do it.  Shah also assured that PM Modi was making all efforts to transform India into a world power by 2022, when the nation celebrates 75 years of freedom.

Talking of India’s significance on the world stage, the BJP chief said that,”India has emerged as a global leader on the issue of climate change, as seen at the Paris deliberations”. Shah said that “Our (BJP’s) biggest achievement is ending communalism, dynastic rule and appeasement (politics)”.

Amit Shah will also meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray during his visit. On the upcoming presidential elections, Shah said,”We will consult all our allies and then reach a decision on the presidential poll nominee.”

Additionally, Shah ruled out the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan. “India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India,” said Shah, who also heads the Gujarat Cricket Association. His remark comes a day ahead of the Champions Trophy Final which will be played between India and Pakistan.

With inputs from PTI

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    Partapkumar
    Jun 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Dear Pls note that country is facing law and order situation in many cities police patroling necesary being a seniour citizen Advising you look into matter seriously
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      RMR
      Jun 18, 2017 at 3:24 am
      International tournaments allowed and local not allowed? What is logic? Don't play fools game. If you have guts stop this finals and say india will not play with Pakistan. Then I appreciate you. You coward.
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        Ash
        Jun 18, 2017 at 1:28 am
        Humility has never been the strong points of either Shah or Modi.His comment that Modi has restored the dignity of Prime Ministers office is laughable.Are we to assume that all previous PM's did not have any dignity or that they somehow diminished the dignity and prestige of the PM.Mr Shah should understand that the office of the PM has its own dignity and prestige and does not depend on the occupant.Modi gains from the office he holds ,not the other way round. Since when has India become a global leader on climate change?Is it because a few favourites have written about India's chance to grab the leadership role?Look at our own environment.We couldn't clean the Gangs in so many years inspite of having spent hundreds of crores.Our factories continue to belch out smoke.Farmers continue to burn their stubble causing pollution in Delhi.Are we really qualified to tell the world how they should clean up their act.We are a developing nation with limited resources.Let's remember that!
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          ASHOK
          Jun 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm
          "Moron baniya " LOL
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            Onkar Singh
            Jun 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm
            Modi is India's only Jumleybaz PM full of sound and no substance."Kabristan", "shamshan","Saab ka sath sab ka vikas", "achhe din", "mitro ap sab ke account mein 15 lakh rupay credit karwa doon ga "!!!
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              rupesh mishra
              Jun 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm
              Modi had made prime minister of India as prime minister of bjp. he is man of words and ManmohanSingh is man of action. He worked silently. So that next pm was cut ribbon and wave hands, inaugurate his hard words.paid media created a hype in 2014. But people are not fools.. they can see what's going on around.
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                Sankaran Krishnan
                Jun 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm
                It is true that PM Modi restored the prestige of the Prime Minister's Office which was very poor during the so called corrupt UPA for a decade between 2004 -14 and none of the Ministers appointed by MMS never given the respect to him or for the post nd instead indulged in scams and loots that spoiled the image globally and that too defence deals are gone out of the way with so much corruption done by the congress party is a known fact across the World !!!
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                  Cecil Da Costa
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm
                  What nonsense is Amit Shah is talking, Manmohan was 100 times more dignified and distinguished then Modi, might have not been autocratic and forceful but a articulate person and highly educated technocratic.
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