Will win 2019 elections with even bigger mandate: Shah

20 May 2017

BJP national president Amit Shah today exuded confidence that his party will win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with even bigger mandate than what it got in 2014.

Praising the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, Shah said it has send out a positive message to people that the BJP-led regime was decisive. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as most popular leader of the country after country's Independence, there is no doubt in this," he told reporters during a press conference. With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he is on a 110- day country-wide tour, which began in Jammu last month. Shah is travelling across the states to strategise and strengthen the party at the grass-root level.

Shah said that the BJP, which started with ten members, today has got 11 crore membership, making it world's biggest political party. The BJP president said the party had done well in the recent assembly polls in the states.
With the BJP-led NDA government soon completing three years in office, Shah said, "In this country dynasty, casteism and appeasement had been plaguing the country's politics for a long time". "The nation's politics has moved forward under the BJP leadership to get rid of these ills," he said.

Shah said that the results of assembly polls of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where BJP got absolute majority, "has proved that people have whole heartedly accepted and appreciated three year-rule of the Modi government." "We have been in power for nearly three years now, but even our political opponents have not been able to point any finger at us on corruption, which is a biggest achievement of our government," the BJP president said.