Ahmedabad: BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the face of the party in the upcoming general elections.
Shah was here to address party workers during the launch of ‘Mera Parivar, Bhajapa Parivar’ campaign.
Insisting that his party will do well in West Bengal and Odisha even as its number will not go down “by a single seat under any circumstance” in Uttar Pradesh, Shah said, “Main desh bhar mein ghuumta hoon. Northeast se lekar Kanyakumari tak aur Assam se lekar Gujarat tak, desh ki janata Narendra Modi ji ke sath chhattan ki tarah khadhi hai. Jan samarthan logon ki aankhon mein dikhai padta hai (I tour the length and breadth of the nation. From N-E to Kanyakumari, from Assam to Gujarat. The public is standing rock-solid with PM Modi. I can spot support in the eyes of the public).”
Reiterating how the Opposition’s ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is made up of only state-level leaders and so, won’t affect the BJP, Shah said, “BJP workers call me expressing concern over Mahagathbandhan. They ask me ‘kya hoga’. I tell them to get over the fear.”
Addressing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Shah said, “Main iss manch se Bengal ki mukhyamantri sushree Mamata Banerjee ko kehna chahta hun Mamata didi dabane se kabhi BJP dabti nahi hai, dabane se BJP aur nikhar kar aati hai (I want to use this platform to tell Mamata Banerjee that you cannot suppress the BJP. The harder you try, the more my party will shine).”
Flagging off the campaign, Shah added, “On March 3, over three crore motorcycles will campaign in every Vidhan Sabha constituency across the country for Vijay Sankalp rally.”