Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh): BJP president Amit Shah Friday asked the party workers to create an environment for a “massive wave” in the favour of the saffron party in next month’s Chhattisgarh Assembly polls so that it turned into a “tsunami” in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
He said the government would identify the “infiltrators” and throw them out of the country after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retained power in next year’s general election, reports PTI. Shah told the party workers that a thumping victory for the BJP in Chhattisgarh would avenge the “sacrifices” of their fellow workers in other states.
He was referring to the killings of party leaders and workers in Kerala, West Bengal and other non-BJP-ruled states. Addressing the booth-level BJP workers in Bilaspur town, Shah also hit out at the Congress, accusing it of engaging in the politics of appeasement for votes and doing nothing against “infiltrators” who were like “termites”.
“The BJP is in power in 19 states, covering about 70 per cent area of the country. After being in power for three consecutive terms, we are in the battleground to form government for the fourth time in Chhattisgarh,” he said. Shah asked the BJP workers to set their eyes on winning over 65 of the 90 Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh (the saffron party’s tally was 49 in 2013), which will go to the polls in two phases – on November 12 and 20.