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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Punjab BJP leaders hail Shah’s appointment

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 09, 2014
First Published: 23:49 IST(9/7/2014) | Last Updated: 23:51 IST(9/7/2014)

The rank and file of Punjab unit of the BJP on Wednesday hailed the appointment of Amit Shah as the national president of the BJP.

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Senior leader Balramji Dass Tandon said Shah’s appointment had given boost to the rank and file of the party.

“His strategy has won the BJP 104 seats out of 120 in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and that was game-changer for the party,” Tandon said, adding that Shah had unmatchable qualities. He said Shah being a companion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would add to his vigour and command.

“With his (Shah’s) appointment it is expected that the party work will get a big boost throughout the country, especially in small states and also in states where the NDA partners run the government,” Tandon said.

Former Punjab minister and MLA Manoranjan Kalia also welcomed Shah’s appointment terming it as the most prudent decision of the national leadership. Elevation of Shah, a man with proven organisational skills as well as that of government, would make the party and the government move hand-in-hand in taking India towards a glorious future.

Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma, welcoming the appointment, said the party would touch new heights under Shah’s leadership. He said Shah, who started his career as an ordinary worker of the party and also remained home minister in the Gujarat government, would take everyone in the party along and script a new history by winning the upcoming assembly elections in states.

Sharma also praised Rajnath Singh’s tenure as the party president and termed it as the most successful tenure when the BJP formed its government at the Centre of its own. “As Rajnath Singh’s tenure would always be rated as the best as it was in this tenure that the BJP bagged seats from remotest areas of the country where the party does not have full organisational strength,” added Sharma.


 

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