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We will sweep Himachal, Gujarat and UP urban bodies: UP BJP chief

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Amid growing attacks by the opposition, the state unit of the (BJP) on Monday claimed that it would not only sweep the urban body polls but also romp home comfortably in the and assembly polls.

State chief Mahendra Nath Pandey accused opposition parties of pursuing a negative agenda said they were rattled by the development work of governments and were hence resorting to falsehoods against the party. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a big war against graft and black money and people of the country are solidly backing him," the leader said.

Brushing aside speculation of the Modi wave being on the wane, specially after the loss of the in the Chitrakoot Assembly by-poll in on Sunday, Pandey said the seat was a "traditional stronghold" of the Congress and nothing should be read beyond it.

"Major wins for the in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year and victories in local body polls in Maharashtra, Odisha, have proved the popularity of the beyond doubt," the leader said.

The is focusing on development and the opposition parties like Congress, (BSP) and (SP) have a negative agenda, which the people are seeing through and will give a befitting reply to in the forthcoming polls, Pandey added.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 22:28 IST
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