Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah is speaking to the media as his party is headed for a stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, trampling a fragmented opposition that had hoped the demonetisation exercise would have hurt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity during crucial elections.
Here are highlights from Shah press conference:
*We will fulfil the promises we have made to the people of Uttar Pradesh.
*We accept our defeat in Punjab. We will study the defeat in depth.
*Narendra Modi has made sure people got bank accounts.
*The poor of the entire nation are with the BJP.
*Party will pick a face on the basis of performance: Amit Shah on UP CM candidate
*Move past Hindu-Muslim, a voter is a voter; politics of development should take place
*The PM has clearly said that in the first cabinet sitting, we will bring proposals for small farmers.
*People accepted politics of performance; this historic mandate will take the country to new direction.
*The is a strong reply by the people after rival parties’ bitter campaigning against Narendra Modi.
*Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular leader since India’s freedom.
*We will form government in four states (UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa), even in Punjab we got a good vote share.
*I thank crores of people and workers across the country who boosted our confidence.
*The BJP’s victory is a victory of the people and Narendra Modi’s policies.