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Crucial for BJP to win state polls in 2017: Amit Shah

Giving green-light to party workers to initiate campaign for the next years state election campaign, Amit Shah said that in 2017 the party pins for absolute victory in six-state legislature.

Written by Harsh Raj Gatty |
Updated: August 20, 2016 9:53:51 pm
amit shah, bjp, congress, bjp campaign, bjp election campaign, 2017 assembly polls, 2017 elections, india news Addressing the block-level workers, Shah said that the BJP poll-struggle was not solely to clinch electoral victory but to give a stable governance by securing 27 of the 40 seats in the state polls. (Source: PTI)

Reiterating that no party can bring ‘change’ in five years, BJP national president Amit Shah said that it requires a longer mandate from people to continue in central government. Giving green-light to party workers to initiate campaign for the next years state election campaign, the BJP leader said that in 2017 the party pins for absolute victory in six-state legislature. “Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh all these states go to poll next year, it is very crucial for BJP to bag victory to fulfill our objective to make India a Vishwa-Guru,” he said.

Addressing the block-level workers, Shah said that the BJP poll-struggle was not solely to clinch electoral victory but to give a stable governance by securing 27 of the 40 seats in the state polls. “Already we have more than 1000 legislators across the states. BJP and its allies govern in 15 states, more than 300 MP’s in the parliament. But our struggle must be to secure our party’s position from Panchayat to Parliament and meet out objective of making India a strong nation,” Shah said.

He added that if the party bags maximum seats in the 2017 state polls then rest assured BJP was sure to emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Taking jibe at Congress Party, Shah said that the national party governance was synonymous with corruption and weakening the national borders. “We believe in Sarva-Sparsh development but Congress believes in Sarva-Sparshiya bhrashtachar (corruption) – which means they didn’t spare any scope or place for corruption, in space (ISRO and 2G scam), air (Agustawestland and Air India Boeing purchase scam), Land (CWG and Adarsh housing), Water (Submarine purchase scam) and in pathal (Coal scam),” he said, while hailing that not a single case of corruption has been framed against the ruling government for two and half years.

Repeatedly referring to the Congress Vice President as Rahul ‘Baba’, Shah said that he needs to take off his ‘Italian eye-wear’ to see the changes at border skirmish between India-Pakistan. “During UPA tenure, Pakistan used to walk away after firing, but now they fire bullet and our army replies by shelling,” he said.

Taking on the foreign tour by PM Modi, Shah said during the same period even former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went on similar tours but he did not make any impact on foreign policies.”But when PM Modi goes on such trips, hazaaro ka hujoom (thousands flock) to receive India (120 crore Indians) in the forefront of international affairs,” he said rebutting to statement by former Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on Modi’s foreign tours.

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