Ahmedabad, Feb 12: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday claimed that after the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would return to power with a majority even larger than the last elections.
The saffron party, he said, will retain all 26 seats in Gujarat, increase the earlier tally of 73 in Uttar Pradesh and perform their best in states like Bengal and Odisha, the BJP president claimed.
Inaugurating “Mera Parivar Bhajpa Parivar” (My Family-BJP Family) campaign of the party here, Mr Shah said in the last elections, the party had got 17.5 crore votes and formed a majority government.
The campaign happens to be the first among the four poll-based electioneering planned to be launched before the notification of the polls. Under it, around five crore BJP workers would put party flags on their houses and share its picture on social media.
“This time only five crore families, under this single campaign, meant 20 cr party voters which was more than what we got last time and enough to ensure a majority government,” he asserted.
Mr Shah, who also put the party flag at his Thaltej residence here to mark the beginning of the campaign said that so far more than 1 lakh have done so. He said that the target should be achieved in 10 days and in Gujarat and cross the target of 25 lakh.
He said that the party, before the end of March, would organize three more campaigns--Sampark Abhiyan to connect more people with the party, Kamal Jyoti to observe Diwali for the freedom from the 70 years dynastic rule of Congress and a Vijay Sankalp rally in which more than three cr motorcycles would rally across the Nation on one single day.
The BJP president also spoke about the ‘achievements’ of Modi government on the occasion saying that the Modi government has done so much in just one five year term in comparison to what the Congress governments could not do in its long rule.
He claimed that Modi government has ‘not’ done any shameful thing for which the workers could feel ashamed. The workers should go to the people proudly and tell them about the achievements of the government, Mr Shah asserted.
The BJP president said that the Mahagathbandhan (grand-alliance) was without any leader or policy. “Even jokes were doing the round on social media about who would be the PM if they come to power. If each of their leaders becomes PM on the six days of the week with Sunday without any, how could the country be run. They don't have a leader while we have honest and popular Modi ji to lead the NDA,” he alleged.
Mr Shah said that the 2019 election would also ensure that India would become a superpower in the world. He claimed that during his tours across the country he felt that the people supported Modi firmly.
Mr Shah also appealed to the workers to through away any fear about Mahagathbandhan saying that its regional satraps won't have any effect in other states and that the BJP had already defeated all of them on their home-turfs in last election.
“What effect Devegowda ji would have on people of Gujarat or Mamata on Maharashtra or Akhilesh on Kerala. I know every nook and corner of UP and I assure you that our seats there would only go up from the existing 73. This time BJP would hold its flag high in Bengal and Odisha also. In Bengal where Mamata Didi is trying to suppress BJP, our party would win more than 23 seats. The change their was certain,” he claimed.
Mr Shah also hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his jibe at the pro-farmer announcements in the Interim Budget of the Modi government. He also questioned the knowledge of Mr Gandhi about the farmers and agricultural issues.
The BJP president alleged that the injustice against Gujarat and Gujarati leaders like Sardar Patel, Morarji Desai and Modi during Congress rule has become a matter of past during the Modi government which has made a sky touching statue of unity of Patel.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Dy CM Nitin Patel, Gujarat LS poll in-charge of the party Om Mathur, state party president Jeetu Vaghani, were also present on the occasion. (UNI)