To strengthen the party and to feel the pulse of the people ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and directly interact with the Karyakartas of the state, BJP National President Shri Amit Shah arrived for a two-day Pravas to Uttar Pradesh on 04 July, 2018. He held a day-long meeting with vistarak of eastern and central UP in Mirzapur. He visited Varanasi on the same day to attend a meeting of the ‘BJP cyber warriors’. Shri Shah met ‘vistaraks’ who visited booths to assess the party’s base during the last six months.
Shri Amit Shah also met leaders and vistaraks of Awadh, Gorakhpur and Kashi prants at Mirzapur on 04 July while the next day, he did the same in Agra where leaders and vistaraks from Kanpur-Bundelkhand, western UP and Braj participated.
These three regions constitute 30 Lok Sabha seats and are crucial for the party’s scheme of things to ensure a repeat of its 2014 performance. The BJP-led NDA won 73 out of 80 seats in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, State BJP President Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey, BJP National General Secretary Shri Bhupendra Yadav, BJP ally Apna Dal leader and Union minister Smt. Anupriya Patel, UP Deputy Chief Minister Shri Dinesh Sharma, attended the meetings.
‘SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS MEET OF EASTERN UP’, VARANASI
Amit Shah asks ‘BJP cyber warriors’ to ensure that party wins 2019 LS polls
Terming the party’s social media volunteers “cyber warriors”, BJP National President Shri Amit Shah on 04 July, 2018 asked them to spread like fire from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari to ensure the party’s victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Shri Shah, who addressed the BJP’s ‘Social media volunteers meet of Eastern UP’ held in Varanasi, said the volunteers need to use their creative minds to defeat opponents and give a befitting reply to those spreading lies against the party and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
He said that there was no leader like Shri Modi in the country whose reach was pan-India. “Does (Andhra Pradesh CM) Chandrababu (Naidu) or (former PM) Deve Gowda have a reach like Modiji? Can people hear their speeches in Uttar Pradesh,” he asked.
“People reach in large number to hear PM Modiji whether it be Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir or anywhere across the country. He is loved and accepted by people,” he said.
He also praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying law and order had improved in the state and criminals had gone into hiding in neighbouring Delhi, where the situation had deteriorated.
Shri Shah said under Shri Modi’s leadership, India was globally respected and he also praised the Centre for carrying out surgical strikes against Pakistan, saying after America and Israel, India was the only country to take revenge through such a step.
The BJP President also said, “Some were pointing fingers at us but in the last four years not a single instance of corruption could be proved against us…The Uttar Pradesh government had delivered a transparent and corruption free governance.”
He said during the last elections the party had expected a winning figure of 65 seats but the people gave a mandate of 73 seats. “Now, in the next year’s elections volunteers must ensure that we add one more seat and win 74 seats,” he said.
Earlier, he visited Mirzapur and hailed the Centre’s decision to increase the minimum support price of kharif crop as “historical”, stating that the move would benefit the farming community in a major way.
He stressed that the Modi government was coming up with various farmer-friendly policy decisions ever since it came to power.
A case in point, he said, black marketing of urea was checked by introducing neem-coated urea. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting today approved the MSP of 14 Kharif (summer-sown crops for the 2018-19 season. The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election.