Amit Shah woos Noida residents to gain majority in UP assembly polls

  • Abhishek Anand, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2016 14:44 IST
BJP national president Amit Shah was speaking at a ‘conference of intellectuals’ organised by the party’s city unit. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Thursday sought support from the residents of Noida to ensure that his party gets a clear majority in the 2017 UP assembly elections.

Shah was speaking at a ‘conference of intellectuals’ organised by the city BJP. He attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party government of UP and former Congress led UPA governments for ‘halting’ the growth of the state and the country.

“After our government completed two years, many leaders of parties in the opposition and media persons raised questions over our achievements. I am here to tell you what we have achieved. All of you are aware what situation the country was facing two years ago and now you can see how our country in shining in the world,” Shah said.

He said the first thing the BJP gave the country after coming to power is a prime minister “who can speak”.

“The earlier government had ministries and each minister considered himself or herself as a prime minister. Nobody cared about who the PM was,” he said.

He told people about the Pradhanmatri Jan Dhan Yojana, Namami Gange Yojana, Give It Up scheme and other schemes of the government and claimed that the BJP-led NDA is coming out with a new scheme every 15 days.

He also attacked the Samajwadi Party government for halting the central government’s schemes and not letting the farmers and residents of UP to get benefits from it.

“Suppose there is a power house. High tension wires are passing above each village. Nobody can connect their households appliances directly to high tension wires. They need small transformers. And if the small transformers don’t work, people won’t get electricity. This state government is like a defunct transformer and the power house is the central government. So the people of UP must fix this to get the benefit of the power house,” he said targeting the UP government.

Local MP Mahesh Sharma said the central and state governments have agreed to construct an airport in Jewar and more than 80 assembly constituencies will benefit from it.

“Very soon, we are going to get an airport as both the governments have agreed to it,” Sharma said.

UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said, “If the people of UP want development, they should puncture the cycle (Samajwadi Party) and throw it out. Time has come to rise and open the doors of development in the upcoming elections by voting for the BJP.”

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