BJP will repeat history in UP: Shah

Gorakhpur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday claimed that the BJP will repeat history and win assembly elections with over 300 seats in Uttar Pradesh. “In 2014, 2017 and 2019, people of UP chose the development model of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave an absolute majority,” he said. “Today, with Chief Minister (Adityanath) Yogi filing his nomination, the BJP is confident of crossing the 300-seat target,” Shah told a public meeting here before the former filed his nomination papers for the Gorakhpur Sadar seat. Hitting out at the opposition particularly the Samajwadi Party, he said: “UP is now free from Azam, Atiq and Mukhtar. The mafia is seen at only three places in UP now – in jail or outside UP or as candidates for Samajwadi Party. “The mafia used to rule UP and the police were scared of them. Today, the mafia walks up to the police station to surrender,” he claimed. Shah said once upon a time Gorakhpur was considered a mafia hub. “But today Gorakhpur means … G for Ganga Expressway, O for Organic Agriculture, R for Roads, A for AIIMS, K and H – Khad (fertilizer factory), P and U for Purvanchal Expressway and R for Regional Medical Center. “Today the opposition does not have any issue… This time our party is going to get more than 300 seats again,” he claimed. Shah said that Yogi had established the rule of law and good governance in Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Minister said that in 2017 Amit Shah made his party’s opponents aware of his capability by winning a two-thirds majority in UP. UNI MB MR


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