Will get bigger mandate in 2019: BJP president Amit Shah

The BJP Parliamentary Board authorised Shah to decide on the chief ministers of the states where the party will form government in consultation with party observers in the respective states.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 13, 2017 5:49 am
Elections 2017, BJP election results, Narendra Modi, Modi results, Modi Amit Shah, Amit Shah BJP, BJP results Amit Shah, Modi BJP HQ, Amit Shah speech, 2019 elections, BJP mandate 2019, election news, India news Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

TERMING THE BJP’s performance in the recent state polls as “unparalleled”, BJP president Amit Shah said the party will continue its success story in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, where polls will be held later this year, and that the party will get a bigger mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Shah said the massive victories in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh were an approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-poor policies. “These results have taken the BJP two steps ahead. Prime Minister Modi’s two-and-a-half-year-old government has been a government of the poor, Dalits, tribals and farmers,” he said.

Shah was addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters ahead of the felicitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory in the Assembly
elections in UP and Uttarakhand.

Stating that the people have expressed complete faith in Modi’s leadership, he said, “The win in the five state Assembly elections is bigger than our victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. We will get a bigger mandate in 2019.” He said the party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh was unprecedented.
“This victory march of the BJP will now reach Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and will further enter the eastern and southern parts of the country,” he said.

Shah also attributed the victory to demonetisation. “With the note ban move, the poor have come closer to the Modi government. For the first time in the country’s history, a leader has found place in the poor people’s hearts,” he said.

Later in the evening, the BJP Parliamentary Board authorised Shah to decide on the chief ministers of the states where the party will form government in consultation with party observers in the respective states. The Parliamentary Board, which met after the celebrations, also discussed the party’s strategy for Goa and Manipur, where the BJP is gearing up to form the government.

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu and BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav will be the party’s observers in Uttar Pradesh while Union minister Narendra Tomar and general secretary Satoj Pande will be the observers in Uttarakhand, sources said. Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Vinay
Sahasranuddhe will be observers in Manipur.

In UP, among the names doing the rounds for the CM’s post are Keshav Prasad Maurya, Manoj Sinha and Rajnath Singh. In Uttarakhand, four former CMs are the front-runners — B C Khanduri, B S Koshiyari, Ramesh Pokriyal Nishank and Vijay Bahuguna.

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    MyTake
    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:15 am
    One can make a comment only according to one's level of intelligence!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Most of he time intelligence does get hijacked by hate but no one is to blame for this other than the concerned person! Only available course of action left is to wait for the next birth as human after going through karmic reactions!
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      MyTake
      Mar 13, 2017 at 4:37 am
      Father of modern India is in the making.
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        MyTake
        Mar 13, 2017 at 4:24 am
        Next 30 years belongs to BJP and India will catch up with China in next 10 years before moving ahead.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Polirickians better rethink yoir profession - it is not going to be business as usual for w generation and then again you will have to face high compeion at the end.
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          SubbuI
          Mar 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm
          THIS MAN AMIT SHAH A CONVICT TADIPARED FROM GUJARATH AND JAILED BY DIFFERENT VPCOUTRTS IS GOING TO BE LORD KRISHNA AND THE BUTCHER OGF GUJARATYPTH WHO PRESIDED OVER KILLING OF 3000 POOR INDIANS IS ARJUN OF MODERNINDIA ANS ARE GOING TO MAKE A NEW INDIA THAT WILL BE THE SAMPOORNA HINDU RASHTRA UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF RSS. THAT IS THE BITTER TRUTH.THE ULTIMATE PRASAD FOR MODI BHAKTHS
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            ak dev
            Mar 13, 2017 at 4:06 am
            Not Harvard but Hard work will give victory to BJP in 2019.
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              ak dev
              Mar 13, 2017 at 3:56 am
              To show better results in 2019, BJP has to work even harder to do development work in UP.
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                ashok s
                Mar 13, 2017 at 1:16 am
                Dreams comes true if one works on them hard . please check governance of your many departments. Like housing ministry , consumer forums , etc all in doldrums
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                  Dr.Damodar Biswal
                  Mar 13, 2017 at 5:47 am
                  BJP can get better results in 2019,if it works for all.Working for selective pockets or a particular section of the community may derail its dream of performing better.Wrok for all communities.Work for developmen.No Ram Mandir.No uniform civil codetroduce law to ban triple talaq .
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                    Dr.Damodar Biswal
                    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:51 am
                    Govt. collects tax not for party or any person.Tax money is spent for the country n Modi wants to spend money collected from the rich for the poor.There is nothing wrong in it.
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                      Jagdish Chander
                      Mar 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm
                      This election should not be taken as granted by BJP. The mandate of people in 5 states is against the sitting govts. Every sitting govt including two BJP run govts have been faulted by voters. In the next election BJP will be a in a sitting govt. and will be at receiving end. Vote share of BJP in UP where they won a thumping majority is not very encouraging. They got about 39% whereas 61% votes are on other side. This time they got divided. Arrogance of Mayavati and Akhilesh got cooled now after great defeat. Had they got together this time, situation would have been reverse. BJP has to work for getting at least 46-48% vote share in next election, then only they can beat other side if they get united.
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                        jj
                        Mar 13, 2017 at 1:49 am
                        With EVM tempering he already knows the results in advance!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It does not matter how people actually vote but how they are counted...EVM have been programmed to make BJP win.
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                          Kabir
                          Mar 13, 2017 at 8:00 am
                          Well if they have the machines they do nothing and still can claim people support them
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                            Kabir
                            Mar 13, 2017 at 7:59 am
                            Will the EC be using same machines in 2019?
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                              Birendra
                              Mar 13, 2017 at 6:34 am
                              do not be overconfident you feku modi and amit shah this is public if you do not perform you be booted out sooner than later,if your policies of temple cunstruction mosque and churches demolition RSS chadi banyan arrogance and VHP and babas drama continue you be gone in next election do not call hinduvita as your policy but give it a new name humanity
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                                Birendra
                                Mar 13, 2017 at 8:34 am
                                he is not the father of modern india but a prosute of modern india
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                                  Birendra
                                  Mar 14, 2017 at 12:11 am
                                  no you be booted out in 2019 if you no not perform,just gram chai bhjnai sa country nahi chalta
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                                    Birendra
                                    Mar 13, 2017 at 6:37 am
                                    what a shame you are comparing this murderer with mahatama hi,what happened to indian public are they blindfolded
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                                      vs
                                      Mar 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm
                                      Get out of my country!
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                                        vs
                                        Mar 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                                        Reforms should be really speeded up now with people ascertaining their faith on this government.
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                                          Harminder Singh
                                          Mar 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm
                                          PERFOMANCE first performance lots of promises have been made to garner votes fullfill them first without delay only implementation won't do RESULTS are what will count
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                                            Mujtaba
                                            Mar 13, 2017 at 10:10 pm
                                            good question but take care dont win more seats than actually polled for.
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