After getting such outstanding performance in Assam, Amit Shah party president said that BJP will be in power in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly elections that are scheduled for the upcoming elections next year where the main contender will be Samajwadi Party.
Amit Shah also added that in Gujarat , BJP will win a two thirds majority, where polls are going to held in next year end and rejected that BJP’s prospects won’t be affected by the Patidar quota agitation.
He also denied the reports of BJP considering of removing Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and cleared that BJP had not discussed the issue.
He further added that naming chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh not had been decided yet and the strategy that was successfully implemented in Assam and says that all states are different.
“It is certain that BJP will get a majority in UP,” he said, adding the party had a strong base in the state where it won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
Shah was asked about the expectations from UP was not linked to the BJP’s win in Assam, he said that the key of Uttar Pradesh was “easy” even before the polls in the northeastern state.
Asked about the party’s election agenda for Uttar Pradesh, Mr Shah said development would be the top priority as the entire state was in a “mess” from “top to bottom” under Samajwadi Party’s “misrule”.
Shah said that he considers Samajwadi Party as the BJP’s main opponent because of its larger support of people as compared to Mayawati’s BSP. BJP has been trying to detach Dalit votes from Mayawati-led BSP.
To a query whether he was under pressure to deliver UP to the party, he said “There is always pressure for me”
When Shah was asked about Nitish Kumar , Chief Minister of Bihar’s plan to contest in the UP elections , he said if this happens then it is only going to benefit BJP. He was referring to the division of the votes in the presence of Kumar’s JD(U) in the elections.
Shah, who led BJP to win in many states but also under him in Delhi and Bihar, BJP had suffered huge losses also and rejected the argument that it was at a disadvantage in Uttarakhand BJP failing to overthrow the Harish Rawat government.