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Development to continue as ‘lotus’ will blossom in UP: Smriti Irani

assembly elections Updated: May 26, 2016 14:44 IST
Uttar Pradesh assembly polls

Union minister Smriti Irani interacts with journalists during her visit to Amethi.(ANI Photo)

Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday sounded a note of confidence ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls scheduled in February next year, saying the ‘lotus will blossom’ in the state.

During a day’s visit to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Saha constituency Amethi, Irani said the BJP would go into the assembly polls with the agenda of development.

“Our party president Amit Shah has already said that we will go into the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with the agenda of development. It is certain that the BJP would emerge as victorious. I am sure that the lotus would blossom on the land of Uttar Pradesh,” Irani said.

As the NDA government completes two years in office, the Union minister said the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has been full of achievements.

“If you see from the side of subsidies, nearly 60,000 crore rupees have gone into the bank accounts of the people from the treasure of the government. We started the ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’. It is also right to say that growth rate has increased significantly in the last two years. I express gratitude to the nation for their support and cooperation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she said.

Fresh from a thumping victory in Assam and a good showing in West Bengal and Kerala, the BJP would be eyeing to win the all-important assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Modi is holding a rally in Saharanpur on Thursday to formally sound the poll bugle. The choice of venue is significant as the city suffered a communal conflagration in 2014.