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BJP will get two-third majority in Haryana, will form govts in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, J&K, says Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah has claimed that his party will get two-third majority in Haryana, and will form governments in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir after the Assembly polls.  

Replying to questions in Rajat Sharma's show Aap Ki Adalat, the BJP president said: "Though our party suffered some reverses in the recent Assembly byelections, yet I am confident that the forthcoming Assembly polls in four states will make everything clear (doodh ka doodh, paani ka paani). All these four states will have BJP governments."

"Formation of governments in these four states will be the achievement of the next stage in our agenda of Congress-free India (Congress-mukt Bharat)", said Amit Shah.  

On the possibility of BJP being invited to form the government in Delhi, the party chief said: "Our party got mandate in the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, and we think that mandate stands. I do not find anything immoral in seeking support to form a government."

"Everybody wants to avoid fresh elections in Delhi", said Amit Shah, adding "BJP is the single largest party and it has the right to form a government."

The BJP president was hopeful that all ticklish issues with its alliance partner Shiv Sena will be ironed out in Maharashtra before the polls.  

"Our alliance with the Shiv Sena has been there for many years. As far as differences are concerned, it is our internal matter (yeh ghar ki baat hai), and will be ironed out among ourselves. Shiv Sena-BJP alliance will form the next government and the Congress-NCP coalition will be mauled badly to the extent that they may not be having the minimum number required for Leader of Opposition", said Amit Shah.  

On prospects in Haryana, the BJP president claimed his party would get two-third majority in the forthcoming Assembly polls.  He said, the Haryana Jan Hit Congress, which was earlier a partner of BJP, left the coalition due to differences over seats.  

Asked why Shiromani Akali Dal, a coalition partner in NDA, was siding with Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana, Amit Shah said: " The Badals had been supporting Chautala in Haryana since long, and yet, I am confident we will get two-third majority."

On Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remark that the Prime Minister was beating a drum in Japan at a time when people were facing problems of power and water shortage, the BJP President replied: "Rahul's party and the UPA were beating their own drum for the last 10 years and problems relating to power, water and roads were the outcome of 10 years of UPA rule."

Listing the achievements of Modi government in the last 100 days, Amit Shah said: "For us, achhey din (good days) means, hike in GDP growth rate by 1.5 pc in the first quarter, a strong rupee, decline in petrol price, financial inclusion of 4.5 crore people, quick clearance of infrastructure projects, suspension of India-Pak dialogue over issue of talks with separatists, and the US secretary of state coming to Delhi to say 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'".

On the issue of denying Leader of Opposition post to the Congress in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said: "It is not our party's decision, this was the decision of people who did not give them the required number of seats.

"For 25 years, the Congress deprived us of Leader of Opposition post. Where was the democratic propriety then? As far as selection of CVC, Lokpal and NHRC chairman is concerned, a new process will have to evolved", he said.  

The BJP president lambasted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's charge that there has been over 600 communal incidents during NDA rule.   

"Forget 600, can you tell me the names of at least 60 places? A Muslim driving a truck hits a car driven by a Hindu. Is it a communal incident? Communal incidents in 600 places means curfew in at least 3,000 police stations".

Amit Shah however alleged that the communal tension was rising in UP only because of the "one-sided approach" of the state police.  

"Maharashtra and Haryana are going to the polls. Why is there no communal tension? Why only in UP? If communal tension continues in UP, I can tell you, BJP will form the next government in UP with a clear majority."

The BJP president said media reports about ministers in Modi government were misleading and baseless. "A large section of media is trying to tarnish our government's image but has failed".

Amit Shah said, reports published about Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son, and Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Dharmendra Pradhan were baseless.

"If the newspapers think their reports are correct, let them at least name the ministers and the sources of their reports", said the BJP chief.  

Shah said, there were no differences in the BJP government over who was No.2.  "Rajnathji is No.2 and its is clear from the seating arrangements. There is no confusion", he added.  

Amit Shah in Rajat Sharma's Aap Ki Adalat will be telecast on India TV tonight (Saturday Sept 6) at 10 pm and will be repeated on Sunday (Sept 7) at 10 am and 10 pm.

 

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