Addressing a massive rally in Jind, Haryana Union Home Minister and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah on 16 August, 2019 said the Bharatiya Janata Party would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority. “We are going to form the government in Haryana again with a two-third majority,” Shri Shah said.
He said the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has united India within 75 days in its second term. Reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Shri Shah said, “Article 370 was a hurdle in the way of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s dream of ‘One India’.
PM Shri Narendra Modi has done in 75 days what the Congress governments could not do in 70 years in the greed of vote bank.”
He said, “Last time, the BJP formed the government in Haryana with 47 seats. This time I call upon the people of the state to form a strong, majority government of the BJP with more than 75 seats”.
Shri Shah said during the previous Congress regime in Haryana led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the 13th Finance Commission gave Rs. 22,000 crore. “The 14th Finance Commission under the leadership of Shri Modi gave Rs. 58,000 crore to Haryana,” he said.
The BJP President further said that Haryana, which was infamous for land deals and where providing jobs became a business, Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar in his first term has turned corruption into a thing of past.
Among others Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, his entire cabinet, Union Minister Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, BJP General Secretaries Shri Bhupender Yadav, Dr. Anil Jain and others were present at the ‘Astha Rally’.
Noteworthy, during the last 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP performed exceptionally well and won all the 10 seats in Haryana. The party almost doubled its vote percentage in Haryana from the last time. In 2014, the BJP had scored 34.84 per cent votes winning seven seats, and this time the vote share has jumped to 58.02 per cent. At the same time the INLD lost its base, with its vote share dipping drastically to 1.89 per cent from 24.43 per cent, five years ago when it had won two seats. The INLD’s missing vote share – mainly Jats – are said to have migrated to the BJP.
This time BJP is in a strong position in the state. The party secured a lead in 83 of the 90 assembly segments in the state as per the results of last Lok Sabha. More importantly, with its welfare and developmental works, the BJP turned all sections of the society in the state into its favour. While BJP further cemented its earlier base, other sections also switched sides, a trend which was a major cause of concern for the opposition parties in the state.