Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said Narendra Modi should be installed as the Prime Minister once again to give a “befitting” reply to terrorism and Pakistan. Shah was campaigning for party candidate B Y Raghavendra, son of Karnataka BJP President and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. He also held a roadshow at Bhadravathi in Shimogga.
“This election is not only about making Raghavendra Member of Parliament, but to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister,” Shah said at the end of road show.
“Why should we make Narendra Modi Prime Minister, to secure the country, to give a befitting reply to terrorism and Pakistan. In order to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, people of Shimogga will have to press the ballot button adjacent to the Lotus symbol and Raghavendra’s name,” he said.
Noting that he too was facing election from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat on April 23, Shah said he had come to campaign for Raghavendra to ensure his victory.
Hundreds of enthusiastic BJP workers cheered the BJP chief chanting “Modi, Modi” as the “Rath,” a modified vehicle, covered little more than one and half kilometre distance with Raghavendra, among others, accompanying him.
Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray said that Shiv Sena formed alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because his party wanted a prime minister who can dare to attack Pakistan. Shiv Sena formed an alliance with the saffron party again ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. “We wanted a prime minister who could attack Pakistan by entering its home. That is why we formed this alliance. I have formed alliance with the BJP (also) for the welfare of Marathwada and Maharashtra,” he added. Thackeray was addressing a campaign rally here for Sena candidate Chandrakant Khaire.
“The Congress does not want abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Thackeray said, and added that his party wants that every law applicable to rest of India should also apply in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.