New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Lok Sabha elections 2019 are important for the party as it aimed to hoist flag from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Notably, the election commission is likely to announce the dates of upcoming general elections in the first week of March.

Addressing a rally in Gajraula city of Uttar Pradesh, Shah said, “We have to win Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. Till the time we form our government in 2019, BJP will not be able to hoist its flag from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.”

This is Shah’s second rally in a day. Earlier, he addressed the rally in Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand. Shah had said Uttarakhand is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priority and urged people of the state to help the party win all the five Lok Sabha seats in the coming general election as they had done in 2014.

The BJP has the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand in its kitty but faces the challenge to retain them against the Congress, which won assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh in December.

Taking potshot at Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance, Shah had said that those who did not look at each other’s face, have now come together to defeat the Modi-led government.

The BJP president had said this showed their party’s strength as it was because of them that the bua-bhatija duo had to unite.

On January 12, arch rivals BSP and SP had announced that they would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections together in Uttar Pradesh. The parties would share 38 seats each of the total 80 parliamentary constituencies in the state. The parties kept Congress out of the alliance.