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Amit Shah : Victory in 2018 assembly polls will set stage for Modi in 2019 general elections

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday declared that the ongoing Assembly elections were “very important” for his party as winning them would lead the party to win 2019 general elections as well. Shah arrogantly stated that Narendra Modi government’s return to power in 2019 will make the party “invincible” for a long time.

“The elections in 2018 should not be seen as ordinary polls. These are very important elections for the country as these will be followed by the (Lok Sabha) election in 2019,” said Shah.

“Winning the 2019 election will make the BJP invincible from panchayat to Parliament for a long time. As an invincible BJP, we have strong confidence, will pave the way for a prosperous, secure and culturally rich India,” he added.

He was addressing a video-conference with the party workers in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, where he said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should have a long and uninterrupted rule from panchayat to Parliament like the Congress had for over 30 years to realize its goal of making India great and a “vishwaguru” (world leader).

“Like the Congress got to rule from panchayat to Parliament for 30-35 years after independence, the BJP should have a similar reign in the country to realise its aim of making India a great nation and Mother India a vishwaguru,” Shah said.

Playing the same old blame game tape, Shah stated that the Modi government needed more time to clear out the “mess” left behind by the Congress rule to make it an economic and military superpower.

He further accused congress of taking the side of infiltrators and Naxals. He said, “BJP Government had taken tough measures against Maoists while the Congress was soft on them and saw revolutionaries in them”.

He said that if his party is elected to power in 2019, the government will launch a nationwide exercise to identify and expel infiltrators.

“We should take our stands on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Naxalism to every household to show our commitment to national security,” he said.

Assembly polls are being held in five states in which three states are under the BJP rule. While Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been ruled by BJP since last 15 years, Rajasthan is ruled by BJP since 2013. The Royal state of India has mainly seen a shift of rule between Congress and BJP every alternate assembly elections. Telangana is set to hold its second assembly elections with the TRS as its current government. Mizoram is the only north- eastern state ruled by Congress

Shah asked the party workers in Madhya Pradesh to work not merely for a win but for such a massive victory that it would send a chill down the spines of the BJP’s rivals on the day of counting of votes.

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