UP voters have risen above Hindu-Muslim: Amit Shah after BJP’s landslide win in UP

Shah said, "It is a big win for any party in Uttar Pradesh since independence. People have given us historic mandate and raised the party's responsibilities."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2017 4:33 pm
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Hailing BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, party president Amit Shah on Saturday said that people have rejected caste-based politics and voted for development. Addressing a press conference amid pouring results, Shah said, “It is a big win for any party in Uttar Pradesh since independence. People have given us historic mandate and raised the party’s responsibilities.”

Confident of forming government in Manipur and Goa, Shah said people in the recent elections have voted for politics of performance and not on the basis of caste. “This will take the country in right direction,” he added. With the party winning in Muslim dominated areas, Shah said the people of UP has risen above Hindu-Muslim. “Voters are voters they are not Hindu or Muslim,” said Shah.

Shah however, refused to talk about the chief ministerial candidate in UP and Uttarakhand saying it will be decided by the party’s parliamentary board. “The party will decided on CM face based on the qualification.” The party chief also rejected Mayawati’s allegations that the BJP tampered with the EVMs. “I can understand her pain. She has the right to make allegations. But they are not true,” said Shah.

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the confidence of people, Shah said the results have proved that poor of the country find their association with Modi ji.

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  1. M
    Mar 11, 2017 at 11:16 am
    People get what they deserve, Communal politics is the winning factor in UP, Hail communalism, muslim and hindus both are communal, so devlopment is not an issue in UP thats why UP is suffering since independence....
    1. H
      Mar 11, 2017 at 11:02 am
      Shah is a Master in strategy and he has perfected it after 2014 victory.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The message is delivered to the Target and ends up as votes.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Simply awesome ,given the fact that you are dealing with people who are poor ,max number are illeterate and divided on basis of Caste.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The speeches clearly identify the target and rest fall into place.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is a Ultimate strategy and is a sure shot way to success.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When you add that after People think that with demonitisation they will get a share fro the money deposited,you are going to win.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Add the 10% GDP,Country to be 3 trillion economy,1 cr jobs ,you are going to Win
      1. I
        Mar 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm
        Amit Shah is talking like the secularists - voters are voters..- or as the BJP-bots call them sikulars. Now I know that pigs can fly.
        1. K
          Kuldeep Saxena
          Mar 11, 2017 at 10:50 am
          It is really a victory of sincere and dedicated efforts by Mr. Modi and his team mate. Really a fantastic victory against combination of all against one i.e. Mr. Modi. another important factor the drama by Mr. Mulayam Singh and family along with nasty hand shake with Congress.
          1. M
            Mar 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
            Now Muslims will get as good as they give it to others... Especially in "their" countries... Welcome to the Hindu Republic of Hindustan
            1. N
              Mar 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm
              Congress should leave UP alone from now onwards.Let this monstrous slum of a State kill,rape,and burn each other.
              1. S
                Mar 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm
                The magnanimous riot specialist reich minister
                1. S
                  Mar 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm
                  BJP is for Hindutava, I am Hindu, I do not like Modi;s supporters calling Hara Hara Modi, such words are misleading for Hindus. Same way, I do not think Muslims or Hindus will not quarrel bcoz BJP creates tension. Time will tell how Muslims- Hindus remain ? What happened to Kashmir, why Kashmir is burning no regrets at all from BJP
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