Spread like fire to ensure victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah to BJP social media volunteers

05 July 2018, 12:15 AM
Spread like fire to ensure victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah to BJP social media volunteers (Photo: Twitter)
Spread like fire to ensure victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah to BJP social media volunteers (Photo: Twitter)

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party’s social media volunteers to spread like fire from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari to ensure the party’s victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Shah said the volunteers need to use their creative minds to defeat opponents and give a befitting reply to those spreading lies against the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP president in a tweet said he had asked volunteers to share the several transformative schemes and path breaking initiatives of the state (UP) and central governments.

The BJP president was on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh to feel the pulse of the people ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Shah said that there was no leader like Modi in the country, adding he is loved and accepted by people.

“Does (Andhra Pradesh CM) Chandrababu (Naidu) or (former PM) Deve Gowda have a reach like Modiji? Can people hear their speeches in Uttar Pradesh? People reach in large number to hear Modiji whether it be Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir or anywhere across the country. He is loved and accepted by people,” Shah said.

Highlighting the surgical strikes against Pakistan, the BJP president said India was the only country, after America and Israel, to take revenge through such a step

Shah said during the last elections the party had expected a winning figure of 65 seats but the people gave a mandate of 73 seats.

“Now, in the next year’s elections volunteers must ensure that we add one more seat and win 74 seats,” Shah said.

Earlier in Mirzapur, he hailed the Centre’s decision to increase the minimum support price of kharif crop as “historical”, stating that the move would benefit the farming community in a major way. 

The BJP president stressed that the Modi government was coming up with various farmer-friendly policy decisions ever since it came to power.

A case in point, he said, black marketing of urea was checked by introducing neem-coated urea.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting on Wednesday approved the MSP of 14 Kharif (summer-sown crops for the 2018-19 season.

Shah also held closed-door meetings with party leaders from Kashi, Avadh and Gorakhpur regions to discuss the poll strategy in Mirzapur.

These three regions constitute 30 Lok Sabha seats and are crucial for the party’s scheme of things to ensure a repeat of its 2014 performance. The BJP-led NDA won 73 out of 80 seats in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP president will leave for Agra on Thursday where he will  meet party leaders from Kanpur, Bundelkhand, Braj and western Uttar Pradesh.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:33 PM
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