New Delhi, Nov 4:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah–for the first time–has admitted the existence of anti-incumbency factor against the party in poll-bound Gujarat. He said in an interview with a national daily that he didn’t deny anti-incumbency, but the party carved a vote bank on Gujarat’s development model.

I don’t deny anti-incumbency, which often happens after years of being in office. But if you deliver what you have promised and live up to people’s expectations, you carve a vote bank on the development model, which BJP has succeeded in doing,” he told TOI.

He further said that the BJP government had provided 24-hour electricity to Gujarat and the roads in the state were the best in the country. He added that the party developed a vote bank of positivity. He reiterated that the party will get at least 150 seats in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections.

“People of Gujarat have supported BJP since 1995. I urge people of the state to reaffirm faith in the party to help us carry forward the agenda of development,” he said.

The BJP President is confident of a win. He said in a recent interview with Zee Media that the party was slated to win with a huge mandate. He had said that his claim of 151 plus seats was a conservative estimate as the vote share of the party was ever increasing.

Gujarat will go to polls on December 9 and December 14. The result will be declared on December 18.