A day before forming of SP-BSP ties, Amit Shah confident of winning 74 seats in UP

A day before forming of SP-BSP ties, Amit Shah confident of winning 74 seats in UP

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New Delhi, Jan 11 : BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday sounded poll bugle in assertive mood and ridiculed the talks about alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and said the saffron party will record yet another round of convincing victory in Uttar Pradesh.

"Our strength in UP (Lok Sabha seats ) may go up to 74 but never come down to 72," BJP national president said in his spirited speech at the presidential address at party's National Convention meet at the spacious Ram Lila ground here.

"Yeh Gathbandhan ek dhakosla hae (These alliance making is only a fraud and gimmick)," Mr Shah said.

His fierce attack on the Gatbandhan comes a day before Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati are likely to announce their alliance on Saturday. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP won 71 seats from country's most populated state while its alliance partner Anupriya Patel's Apna Dal had won two.

"The war of 2019 is going to be such that it will have an impact for centuries, and this is why it is important for the BJP to win," Mr Shah said.

He said there was a time in Indian politics when elections used to be fought between Congress and the rest, but today it is a matter of proud that the ensuing elections will be between the 'rest' on one hand and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on one hand.

He said the so called Gatbandhan - the politics of alliance making - only shows desperation on the part of BJP's political detractors.

"Ek doosrey ka muh na dekhne waley aah haar ke dar sey ek ssath aa gaye (These are the same forces and parties who never saw eye to eye to each other. But now to defeat Modi and BJP, they have come together)," Mr Shah said.

Mr Shah described the ensuing parliamentary elections as a battle of two ideologies and said it will be fought between the credible leadership Prime Minister Modi on one hand and an alliance without a face or leader.

"All these regional forces and Congress have suffered defeats against us in 2014," he pointed out and reminded the party leaders and workers that the challenge now is to defeat them yet again. (UNI)