Alliances like Cong-JD(S) may not last long: Amit Shah

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrive for BJP Parliamentary Board meeting after the Karnataka Assembly elections result 2018, in New Delhi, May 15, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrive for BJP Parliamentary Board meeting after the Karnataka Assembly elections result 2018, in New Delhi, May 15, 2018.
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BJP president Amit Shah raised doubts over the longevity of to be formed Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka. The alliance government will assume office next week after BJP government fell this afternoon following BS Yeddyurappa’s resignation after he admitted that his party doesn’t had numbers to sail through the trust vote.

“We will not make any efforts to bring down Congress government in Karnataka. However, such governments do not last for longer period,” Amit Shah said at a news event in a Delhi based television channel.

Stressing that mandate in Karnataka was against Congress, Shah said, “We succeeded in getting mandate, we are only 7 seats away from majority in Karnataka”.

Claiming that the BJP will win “all parliamentary seats in Karnataka” in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Amit Shah said they will form return to power with a bigger majority than 2014.

Targeting the Congress party on developments in Karnataka and calling the alliance as “unholy”, he said that the Congress has joined hands with JD(S) against whom they had fought elections. “An unholy alliance is coming to power in Karnataka”.

Attacking the Congress party further, he sought its chief Rahul Gandhi to give an account of how much has he spoken in the Parliament till now. “I don’t take Rahul Gandhi seriously,” he said in a TV programme conducted by India TV.

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leader DK Shivakumar celebrate after BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, May 19, 2018. PTI

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leader DK Shivakumar celebrate after BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, May 19, 2018.
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Speaking over BJP’s chances in 2019 polls, Shah claimed that the ruling party will beat anti-incumbency. “We have formed government in many states defying anti-incumbency sentiments,” he said, adding his party will do very well in the big states like Uttar Pradesh.

“In UP, the three parties — SP, BSP and Congress — will not be able to fight BJP… We’ll not lose even one seat in Uttar Pradesh in 2019 elections,” said Amit Shah.

Also claiming that Dalits are the biggest beneficiaries of Modi government’s Mudra scheme, he took on the Congress once again and told that Dalit icon Dr BR Ambedkar was not given Bharat Ratna under Congress regime.

On the issue of relief to the farmers, he said, “We have waived off loans of farmers in many states but we haven’t waived off loans of any industrialist”.

“Rahul Gandhi should come up with proof if loans of any industrialists have been waived off,” Shah replied when sought about Congress president’s charges that Modi government is pro-industry.