You are here: Home » Politics » News » National
Business Standard

Will get bigger mandate in 2019 polls, says BJP president Amit Shah

Shah along with other senior party leaders felicitated Modi

Topics
Assembly Election Results 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters to celebrate victory in UP and Uttrakhand Assembly elections. Photo: PTI

Describing the victory in the just-concluded Assembly polls as greater than the one in the 2014 general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday said the party "will get a bigger mandate" in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Terming the massive win in Uttar Pradesh as approval of the BJP-led Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's pro-poor policies, Shah said the party's victory march will continue in upcoming polls in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat as well the eastern and southern parts of the country.

He was addressing party workers at BJP headquarters here ahead of felicitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory in the Assembly elections in UP and Uttarakhand.

"The results of these five states will take the party forward from its historic win in 2014 general elections," Shah said adding that the party's victory especially in Uttar Pradesh is unprecedented.

Stating that people have expressed complete faith in Modi's leadership, Shah asserted, "The win in the five state assembly elections is bigger than our victory in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. We will get a bigger mandate in 2019," Shah said.

Shah along with other senior party leaders felicitated Modi for the party's performance in the five state Assembly polls.

Attributing the victory to demonetisation, the BJP President said with the note-ban move the poor have come closer to the Modi government.

Exuding confidence, Shah said, "This victory march of BJP will now reach Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and will further enter the eastern and southern parts of the country."

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, March 12 2017. 21:12 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU