Stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had full faith in the people of Uttar Pradesh and were confident of winning two-third majority in the crucial assembly elections, party president Amit Shah stated that the people had rejected dynasty and caste-based politics. Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2017, the BJP president claimed that media never praises the Narendra Modi government’s efforts. Shah further stated that their next focus is on the upcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and that the safron party never said that it doesn’t need Muslim votes for winning elections.
Stating that no party has got majority votes in Goa and Manipur, Amit Shah said that the Rahul Gandhi-led party didn’t even try to claim stake to form government in Goa and Manipur. He further slammed the Congress vice-president saying that he will never take a job to advise Rahul Gandhi. He also criticised AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and BSP’s Mayawati’s charges claiming that the election has been conducted in improper manner by tampering EVMs, Shah stated that EVMs are tamper-proof.
Speaking on the rift between Shiv Sena and BJP, Shah said that their alliance is intact and will remain so.
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Earlier in the day, speaking at the India Today Conclave, President Pranab Mukherjee lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him a ‘true democrat’. Citing that the PM has picked up very quickly, the President said Modi has his own way to deal with things. He also claimed that PM Modi has mastery over foreign affairs.
The India Today Conclave 2017 is being held in Mumbai. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are among a host of dignitaries who are gracing the event. The two-day event, beginning from today, will be deliberating on its theme ‘The Great Disruption’. PM Modi will address the 16th edition of the conclave in the concluding session. The PM will be sharing his thoughts on the Politics of Disruption Setting India’s New Agenda, according to the India Today report.
Former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy will speak on Globalism in the Age of Protection: The Balance of Interests in the fast changing world. Other guests, include Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dharmendra Pradhan, will also address.