Expressing confidence that BJP will storm back to power in forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah said that the battle in 2019 is one between Modi and an alliance without a leader. Delivering inaugural address at the two-day party’s national council meeting at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi, he asserted that the party will win more seats than 2014.
Statingthe Lok Sabha elections will be a battle of two ideologies, he said that his party stands for cultural nationalism and de velopment of poor, while the rivals have come together merely for power. The BJP had defeated each one of them in the 2014 general elections, he added.
He asserted that the BJP is committed to construct grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. “BJP wants Ram Mandir to be constructed at the earliest. We are trying in the Supreme Court that the case reaches its conclusion but Congress is trying to create obstacles. We want the case to be resolved soon,” Shah added.
The BJP chief also hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for attacking Centre over Rafale issue. He said, ”Out on bail in corruption case, the Congress president is levelling baseless allegations of graft against Modi government. People are wiser than him.”
Ridiculing BSP and SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah deplored that people who couldn’t see eye to eye are joining hands because they know they can’t defeat Narendra Modi all by themselves. He said that BJP will win more Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh than it did in 2014.
Hailing the government’s step to introduce 10% quota for economically weak upper castes, Shah says it was a demand of the country’s youth for years. In his war cry to the party leaders, he says that the battle in 2019 is one between Modi and an alliance without a leader, in a reference to the mahagathandhan failing to arrive at a consensus candidate for its face.