‘Verdict will mark end of politics of nepotism, caste’
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 12 Mar 2017 08:35:29|
BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to finalise names of
chief ministerial nominees today
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s “tallest leader” since Independence and credited his pro-poor polices for the party’s landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly polls.
He also asserted that the BJP will form the Government in Goa and Manipur, where it has not got a majority, and claimed that the verdict will mark the end of the politics of caste, nepotism and appeasement and the beginning of the politics of performance.
With party functionaries celebrating an early Holy in and outside the organisation’s headquarters, a jubilant Shah told a packed press conference that the BJP Parliamentary Board will finalise the names of the chief ministerial nominees in its meeting on Sunday.
However, an announcement is expected to be made only after legislature party meetings in these States.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister Manoj Sinha are being seen as probable contenders for the
top post. “The only factor for the win is the performance of the Modi Government. The outcome has shown the faith the poor have reposed in Modi... Even his political rivals will have to admit that he has emerged as the tallest leader in the country since Independence,” he said. He described the victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as the biggest since Independence.
Despite defeat in Punjab, the Akali Dal-BJP alliance has got over 30 per cent votes, he said.
He also made light of BSP supremo Mayawati’s allegations that electronic voting machine (EVMs) were tampered with in Uttar Pradesh to favour the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
and said he can understand her state of mind.