Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar
BJP National President Amit Shah today said that Gujarat is the laboratory of party’s ideology and will always remain its fort. “We will form the government in 2017 Assembly elections”, he said.
Shah who arrived here after becoming President was accorded a warm welcome at the airport by State BJP chief Vijay Rupani and Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her council of ministers. Later addressing party workers he said that the 2017 elections would shatter the hopes of opponents who were day dreaming.
Without naming the opposition Congress, Shah said BJP’s zealous workers have fanned out in every nook and cranny of the state and would prove wrong all those “who have been day-dreaming about change of power in Gujarat”.
Shah said: “Gujarat was, is and will remain a fort of BJP.” He said the party workers’ target in the state was victory and they were ready to clear “any difficulties and thorns in the way”. He, however, did not elaborate on the difficulties that the party could face in the run up to the 2017 assembly elections.
“The win won’t be a full stop, but just a comma before an even better future of the state. We will celebrate even the golden jubilee of our win,” he said.
Stating that the party was now ruling in 13 states and at the Centre where it was the first party to get absolute majority in 20 years, Shah said: “The party with the humble beginning as Jan Sangh in 1950 had never imagined it.” “This is not a political journey but a journey of ideology. Under the successful leadership of Narendrabhai our government is marching ahead for all-inclusive growth taking into account the poor, farmers, labourers, Dalits, tribals and other backward classes,” Shah added.
He said of the last six assembly elections, the BJP had won four and formed a government in those states. “We lost only in Delhi and Bihar. But in Delhi, our percentage of votes did not diminish while in Bihar it even jumped up by a good margin,” he said.
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