Spread Like Fire Before 2019: Amit Shah Tells ‘BJP Cyber Warriors’
Terming the party's social media volunteers “cyber warriors”, BJP chief Amit Shah on 4 July asked them to spread like fire from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari to ensure the party's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Shah, who was the chief guest at the BJP's 'Social media volunteers meet of Eastern UP' held in Varanasi, said the volunteers need to use their creative minds to defeat opponents and give a befitting reply to those spreading lies against the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The BJP president was on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh to feel the pulse of the people ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
He said that there was no leader like Modi in the country whose reach was pan-India.
"Does (Andhra Pradesh CM) Chandrababu (Naidu) or (former PM) Deve Gowda have a reach like Modiji? Can people hear their speeches in Uttar Pradesh?," he asked.
"People reach in large number to hear Modiji whether it be Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir or anywhere across the country. He is loved and accepted by people," he said.
Shah Hails Yogi Adityanath Govt
Shah said under Modi's leadership, India was globally respected and he also praised the Centre for carrying out surgical strikes against Pakistan, saying after America and Israel, India was the only country to take revenge through such a step.
The BJP leader also said, "Some were pointing fingers at us but in the last four years not a single instance of corruption could be proved against us...The Uttar Pradesh government had delivered a transparent and corruption free governance."
He said during the last elections the party had expected a winning figure of 65 seats but the people gave a mandate of 73 seats.
"Now, in the next year's elections volunteers must ensure that we add one more seat and win 74 seats," Shah said.
On Modi’s ‘Farmer-Friendly Policies’
He stressed that the Modi government was coming up with various farmer-friendly policy decisions ever since it came to power.
A case in point, he said, black marketing of urea was checked by introducing neem-coated urea.
The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election.
Shah also held closed-door meetings with party leaders to discuss the poll strategy in Mirzapur.
Party leaders from Kashi, Avadh and Gorakhpur regions attended the meeting and shared their feedback with Shah.
These three regions constitute 30 Lok Sabha seats and are crucial for the party's scheme of things to ensure a repeat of its 2014 performance. The BJP-led NDA won 73 out of 80 seats in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The meeting was also attended by Adityanath, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, BJP's national general secretary Bhupendra Nath and state unit president Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Shah will leave for Agra on 5 July. There the BJP president will meet party leaders from Kanpur, Bundelkhand, Braj and western Uttar Pradesh.