BJP will win all Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, says Amit Shah
The BJP chief asked Gandhi and Kejriwal to clear the stand of their respective parties on the issue of illegal immigrants living in the country.Updated: Sep 24, 2018, 07:29 IST
Sounding the poll bugle for the upcoming 2019 general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Sunday said the BJP will sweep all seven seats from Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections and that the BJP victory would “open the eyes” of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and help them realise the level of dissatisfaction among the residents of Delhi.
Speaking at the Purvanchal Mahakumbh, an event organised by the BJP’s Delhi unit to address the issues of the migrants from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at Ramlila Maidan, Shah said, “This huge gathering, only from the people of Purvanchal, shows the support (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi has. We are confident that all the seven Lok Sabha seats from Delhi will fall on to our lap.”
Donning saffron caps and scarves, scores of people hailing from Purvanchal marched to Ramlila Maidan on Sunday morning so that they could be a part of the gathering organised especially for them and to celebrate the culture they have brought from their states.
With the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for next year, political parties have started eying the Purvanchalis vote bank, which comprise 40 lakh or roughly 20% of voters in the national capital.
At the rally, Shah said the BJP government’s focus has been on “development” and it has been possible only because of the hard work and sweat of their “brothers from Purvanchal”. “You (Purvanchalis) have moved around to make your contribution towards nation building... Our government will not rest until the region is completely developed,” he said.
Shah maintained that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal only knows how to shout out lies before the people of Delhi and repeat those lies several times — hoping voters will believe them to be true. “We do not need to shout, our work speaks for itself. The proof to this is the attendance here today (Sunday),” Shah said.
Shah also attacked the Kejriwal government for not taking a stand against the Rohingya settlements in the city. Calling the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar “termites”, Shah said, that the priority of any government should be the welfare of their own country and not “infiltrators”.
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari said,“The people of Delhi will give their support to Modi ji and the lamp that we have lit today is a symbol of the 2019 victory.”
Kejriwal, meanwhile, took to Twitter to react to Shah’s allegations. “Amit Shah ji, we have worked 10 times more than what Modi ji has in the last 4 years...,” he tweeted.
“People of Delhi had given you two works — policing and sanitation. Your party has proved to be a disaster in both.... We were given the responsibility of electricity, water, education and health by the people of Delhi and our performance in these sectors is being lauded the world over,” he added.