Focus on booths to win UP elections, Amit Shah tells BJP cadres in Varanasi

UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh, who was present at the meeting, said Shah gave the victory mantra to the party office bearers and reiterated the target of winning 300 plus seats in the upcoming elections.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Banaras Hindu University on Friday. (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Banaras Hindu University on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 04:31 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Varanasi

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday reviewed the preparations for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections by holding a meeting with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s assembly in-charges and district presidents in Varanasi.

Shah is on a two-day visit to eastern UP. Soon after landing at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi on Friday, he went paid a floral tribute to a statue of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on the latter’s death anniversary, in Lanka area.

Later, he reached the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Trade Facilitation Centre in Varanasi, where he addressed a meeting of BJP assembly constituency in-charges from all 403 seats, district heads and in-charges.

“I reviewed the preparations for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh by holding a meeting with the assembly in-charges in Varanasi,” he said in a tweet.

UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh, who was present at the meeting, said Shah gave the victory mantra to the party office bearers and reiterated the target of winning 300 plus seats in the upcoming elections. He also informed the constituency in-charges about their responsibilities in detail, asserting that if a booth is won, the UP election is won, Singh added.

Union education minister and the BJP’s UP election in-charge, Dharmendra Pradhan, tweeted, “Uttar Pradesh, once counted among the BIMARU states, has emerged as an example for the entire country in the difficult times of Corona. We have full confidence that the people of Uttar Pradesh will press the lotus button in UP assembly elections 2022 and strengthen the foundation of giving the blessings of public opinion to Modi ji again in 2024.”

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Union ministers Pradhan and Anurag Thakur, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Swatantra Dev Singh, state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, UP BJP general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal and state co-organisation general secretary Karmveer Singh also addressed the meeting.

Those aware of the matter said that the strategy for the upcoming assembly elections was chalked out at the meeting.

After the meeting, Shah stayed overnight in Varanasi.

He will participate in the Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan (All India Official Language Conference) at TFC here at 10am on November 13.

He will later lay the foundation stone of a state university in Azamgarh. Shah will also go to Basti from Azamgarh where he will address a meeting.

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