Will continue as BJP chief even if elected to Rajya Sabha: Amit Shah in Lucknow

"BJP will romp home victorious with bigger strength than 2014 on the basis of its development and good governance of the Modi government, as well as the 13 state governments of the party in the country," BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 4:37 pm
amit shah, narendra modi, party president, rajya sabha nomination, nitish kumar, bihar CM, bihar BJP, Gujarat Congress MLAs, Gujarat MLAs, india news Bhartiya Janta Party National President Amit Shah along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hold a press conference at state party head office in Lucknow (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday refuted rumours of him resigning from the party post if elected to Rajya Sabha. “There is no question. I have the responsibility of being BJP president. I am happy and satisfied with that role and I am doing it with full vigour. Aap log dhakka mat lagaiye (don’t push me out),” Shah arrived in Lucknow on Monday on a three-day visit.

On the recent switch of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to the NDA, Shah said Nitish himself decided to part ways from the RJD and the Grand Alliance and that the BJP did not break any party.  “It was Nitish Kumar who resigned from the post of the chief minister as he did not want to continue with the corrupt. Were we supposed to force them to continue?”said Shah.

Shah moved on to take a jibe at the Congress over its MLAs quitting the party in Gujarat as he questioned the trust it reposed in its MLAs. “It seems Congress does not trust its MLAs. Why have they been made prisoners?”

Asked by journalists on reports of Samajwadi Party’s Shivpal Yadav joining BJP, Shah dismissed such reports saying there have not been any discussions on him joining the saffron party. “Unhe lekar abhi aisi koi charcha nahi hai (We haven’t discussed him yet),” he said.

Speaking of the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP national president said it will take time to revive the state that was an arena of politics for the former government and the police.  He added that during the tenure of the last government, their scams would surface every month, however, during the three-year rule of the NDA not a single scam had tainted the party. “Jo Police aur prashasan ka itne saalon mein rajneeti karan hua hai use sudhaarne mein thoda time lagega (We’ll need some time to fix the politics done by the politics done by the politicians and police for so many years).”

The BJP president also boasted about the corruption-free record of the BJP-led NDA government. Claiming that there were scams worth Rs 12 lakh crore in the 10 years of the UPA government, Shah said there was not a single allegation of corruption during the three years of the Modi government. He also referred to the recent Panama papers scam, that has named several big shots of national and international fame but not a single person from BJP. “Isme BJP ka ek bhi vyakti nahi hai (Not a single person involved is from the BJP),” he added.

On being questioned about the party not being as strong in the south as it was in the north, he said similar was said the BJP’s presence in the north previously. He also exuded confidence about the party coming back to power in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “BJP will romp home victorious with bigger strength than 2014 on the basis of its development and good governance of the Modi government, as well as the 13 state governments of the party in the country,” he said.

During the press briefing, Amit Shah also listed out the projects taken up by the Narendra Modi led government. Calling Narendra Modi as the “undisputed most popular PM” of the country, he said the Modi government had undertaken 50 important works in its three years, unlike the previous governments which had just a couple of things to show as their achievements during their tenures.

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    Trun
    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm
    Is it that EVM victories are not going to come in future elections??
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      George Cruz
      Jul 31, 2017 at 8:02 pm
      The BJP leader Amit Shah is a great strategist, intelligent, and would be great asset to the BJP as a Rajya Sabha because the current Rajya Sabha is a full of corrupt/incompetents from the congress, the the BSP, and the communists.
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        harami
        Jul 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm
        So this fat wan ker wants to be mla plus boss of bjp. why don't he just ask to be prime minister and president too.
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          Truth
          Jul 31, 2017 at 6:16 pm
          Modi has got you out of jail because of your manipulative power games so you will be on top as long as Modi is behind you,,,,,after that get ready to topple !!!
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            mik
            Jul 31, 2017 at 5:59 pm
            ACCHCHE DIN FOR SUPARI KILLER
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              ASHOK
              Jul 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm
              This RSS pride will have a FALL Very soon
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                Jay
                Jul 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm
                There are many more leaders in BJP who are waiting to enter the national politics from states... so no scarcity of leaders in BJP
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                  Chintak
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 4:44 pm
                  Impossible. If Shah quits, is there anyone to take his post ? Other than Modi and Shah, there is no one else even slightly qualified enough to handle the post.
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                    Jay
                    Jul 31, 2017 at 5:11 pm
                    There are many more excellent leaders in BJP in several states..
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                      Truth
                      Jul 31, 2017 at 6:23 pm
                      Correct----all with REAL degrees (not fake) from IIT, IIM, Harvard, Oxford,,,,,,,,,,India was in the dark ages till 2014 and now these excellent leaders will take the country ahead of all developed countries in the world by 2022 !!!
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                      Truth
                      Jul 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                      Modi-Shah are qualified Thugs of Gujarat !!!
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