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UP voters will deliver 'final strike' in BJP's favour in LS polls: Deputy CM

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Exuding confidence that the voters of would deliver their "final strike" in favour of the BJP in the Lok Sabha election, said Wednesday the saffron party would win more than 300 seats across the country.

"Not only the voters of Amethi and (the bastions in UP), but voters of will deliver a their final strike in favour of in all the 80 Lok Sabha seats and give an overwhelming majority to him," Maurya told in an interview here.

The main issues in this election will be development, nationalism, eradicating poverty, wiping out corruption, ending terrorism and making the country number one in the world, the (BJP) said in an interview.

Describing the alliance stitched by the Samajwadi Party, and the Rashtriya Lok Dal as "opportunistic", Marya said: "It is an alliance with vested interests. It has become redundant for the people as the public has made up its mind that instead of voting for the SP and the BSP on caste lines, it will vote for the BJP, which is toeing the line of development, nationalism and working to eradicate terrorism."

The also made light of the formal entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in "I don't feel that her entry into UP's electoral will have any impact on us. She was earlier also a of "

"I am of the opinion that SP, BSP and are all one entity. If not, then the SP and BSP should clarify that as to why have they left two seats for Congress in Amethi and And the Congress, on its part, should tell why it has taken their (SP and BSP) support in these two seats," Maurya said.

Asked whether the issue of construction of a grand in Ayodhya had taken a backseat as a poll issue, Maurya asserted: "There is no question of it being on the backfoot. As for the BJP, the issue of is not an electoral one, but is a matter of faith and devotion. We do not make issues pertaining to our faith and devotion poll-related.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 12:25 IST