Amit Shah calls Modi ‘UP waala’, positions BJP for forthcoming polls



Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a resident of UP, BJP president Amit Shah on 8 June positioned his party for the next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Addressing a BJP workers’ rally in the Braj region in preparation for the forthcoming polls, he said the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress ran corrupt regimes for the past many years and it is time for the BJP to give clean UP administration.

Highlighting the work done by the NDA government at the Centre in the last two years, Shah dared Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to present his five-year report card and said he should quit “as he has failed to fulfil all promises made to the people”.

He said his party would soon launch an email service by which people can complain about “forcible encroachments” and the state BJP workers will struggle in getting the encroachments cleared.

Attacking Rahul Gandhi for asking what the Centre did, he said that the biggest thing the government has given to the country was a PM who can speak. “During the previous UPA-1 and 2 regimes, the people virtually hungered to hear the PM for 10 years,” he said.

Taking a dig at the former PM Manmohan Singh, he claimed he only read out two typed pages when he went abroad “sometimes even mixing up papers to be read in Thailand and Malaysia”.