Won’t Join Govt Even After Becoming MP, Says BJP Chief Amit Shah

Shah said he is “happy” handling party affairs.

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File image of BJP president Amit Shah.

BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday ruled out joining the Narendra Modi-led NDA government after being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he was “happy” handling the party affairs.

“The question does not arise,” was his reply at a press conference here, after he was asked whether he would quit as party president and join the Modi cabinet after entering the Upper House.

Shah, who arrived on a three-day visit to Lucknow on Saturday, answered a range of questions.

I have the responsibility of running the party. I am happy, satisfied and am working wholeheartedly.
Amit Shah

The BJP chief exuded confidence that the party would retain power at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with more strength.

The BJP will romp home victorious with a bigger strength than in 2014 on the basis of development and good governance of the Modi government as well as the 13 state governments of the party.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “undisputed most popular PM” of India, Shah claimed that the saffron party's government had succeeded in “ending the politics of family, caste and appeasement” in the country.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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