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Modi press conference key points: PM diverts question to Amit Shah, says BJP will be back in power

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PM Modi press conference LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah address the media. (Express photo)

In his first ever joint presser ever since he assumed charge in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exuded confidence that the BJP will return to power with a bigger mandate. “It will happen after a long time in the country, our government will return to power with an absolute majority for the second consecutive time,” he said. The Prime Minister, however, did not take any questions from journalists.

BJP chief Amit Shah, who was also present at the meeting in the party headquarters in the national capital, reiterated the Prime Minister’s claims. He said, “We will come back with a much bigger majority.” Shah also lauded party workers over their efforts in the poll campaign. He said, “Today is the end of a long and successful campaign for the BJP. From BJP’s point of view, this election campaign has been the one in which we have put in a lot of hard work, and also most extensive since independence.”

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PM Modi, Amit Shah conclude press meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah conclude their press meet in the national capital.

Pragya Thakur's candidature a 'Satyagraha' against fake case: Amit Shah

Shah added, "Pragya Thakur's candidature is a 'Satyagraha' against a fake case of fake Bhagwa terror. I want to ask the Congress, some people were earlier arrested in the Samjhauta blast case who were related to the Lashkar-e-Toiba. A fake case of 'bhagwa terror' was made in which the accused have been acquitted."

Malegaon blast case against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur false: Amit Shah

On Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal, Amit Shah said, "The case against Sadhvi is false. Levelling allegations against someone does not make that person an accused. Who is responsible for the vote bank politics? It is nonetheless than the Congress. The party chief must apologise to the nation." 

'Godse is a patriot' remark: Disciplinary action against leaders soon, says Amit Shah

On comments for Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse made by BJP leaders, including Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Amit Shah said, "We have issued a notice to the three leaders. These views are purely independent and have nothing to do with the party. We have sought a response and will initiate disciplinary action accordingly."

How can Mamata say BJP is spreading violence, asks Amit Shah

Responding to a query on violence in West Bengal, Shah said, "What proof does West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has to say that the BJP is spreading violence across the country. Several of our workers have been killed this time. How can she say that?"

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People in 'Satta bazaar' suffered in 2014: PM Modi

Further speaking on the 2014 elections, PM Modi said, "The election results were out on May 16, 2014. A huge casualty took place on May 17 in the same year. Today is May 17. People in 'Satta bazaar' who used to bet for Congress to win in elections faced huge losses then."

Start of honest government began on May 2014: PM Modi

PM Modi also said that the start of an honest government began on May 17, 2014, a day after the Lok Sabha election results were announced. "We ensured last-mile delivery which was a new structure of governance," he said.

Thanking you for your support: PM Modi

"Elections have been amazing (shandar). There will be a government with a full majority. During campaigning, I told the people of the country 'I am thanking you' for your support," the Prime Minister said.

PM Modi: 'Have to impress the world with our democracy'

"I have come straight from Madhya Pradesh to meet you. We have to impress the world with our democracy," PM Modi said.

Will return with greater mandate for another term: PM Modi

Reiterating Shah, PM Modi said that the BJP will return with a greater mandate to serve a second term. "It will happen after a long time in the country, our government will come to power with an absolute majority for the second consecutive time." 

Poll campaign was a success: PM Modi

"The election campaign was a success. In the last two elections, even the IPL couldn't be held. When the government is strong, IPL, Ramzaan, school exams and others tend to take place peacefully," PM Modi told reporters.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now addressing the media.

Most extensive poll campaign since independence: Shah

"Today is the end of a long and successful campaign for the BJP. From BJP’s point of view, this election campaign has been the one in which we have put in a lot of hard work, and also most extensive since independence," Amit Shah told reporters.

Will return with greater mandate: Amit Shah

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