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There will be a new Prime Minister every day if the opposition comes to power: Amit Shah

Today, BJP President Amit Shah took a jibe at opposition parties for not coming up with a direct prime ministerial face against Narendra Modi. Bhartiya Janta Party chief said that the “mahagathbandhan” would have different PMs on alternate days of the week if they are voted to power in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The party chief said that the opposition would have new PM every alternate day except for Sunday as the country would “be on leave.”

While addressing the Booth Adhayksh Sammelan today in Lucknow, Shah affirmed that only Modi-led BJP could give the country a “mazboot [strong]” government. The opposition parties, on the other hand, are looking for a “mazboor [helpless]” one, Shah added.

Mr Shah while addressing the vent in Lucknow said, “the opposition parties wanted a government run by dealers while the BJP offered one with a leader.”

BJP Chief during his speech said that if opposition “mahagathbandhan” somehow manages to form government in 2019, the BSP chief Mayawati would be Prime Minister on Monday; Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader on Tuesday; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday; Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar on Thursday; Janata Dal(Secular) president Deve Gowda on Friday and DMK president Stalin on Saturday.

While addressing booth-level members of the party in Kanpur, Shah confidently announced that BJP workers are prepared to contest the “fight for 50%” vote in Uttar Pradesh. He also said that even if Congress and the RLD join the SP-BSP alliance, it will make no difference on the results for Bhartiya Janta Party.

Amidst his speech in Kanpur, Mr Shah asked the party workers to work to increase the party’s tally from 73 in 2014 to 74 in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

“Just win us these polls in 2019, you won’t see either bua [Ms. Mayawati] or bhatija [Mr. Akhilesh Yadav] in Uttar Pradesh for 25 years,” Mr Shah said in another meeting in Lucknow, addressing booth members of the Awadh region.


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Alok Pratap Singh

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