PM neither sleeps nor lets others sleep: Shah

PM neither sleeps nor lets others sleep: Shah

The newly elected BJP Lok Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh, who had gathered with hundreds of party workers to listen to the new party chief Amit Shah, got a “friendly warning” from him about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of working.

“The new MPs and ministers will soon get to know how Modiji works....he neither sleeps nor lets others sleep”, Shah said, after being accorded a rousing welcome by party leaders and cadres. Modi had earlier said at a programme that he would “neither eat nor let anyone else eat”, apparently referring to corruption.

Shah, here on his first visit after being anointed party president, said that UP was on his “priority list”. “I will strive to install a BJP government in the state,” he said, asking the party workers to work hard and be in touch with the people. “The BJP will get a two-thirds majority in the state in the next Assembly polls”, Shah predicted.

The new BJP chief launched a frontal attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in the state and said it had failed miserably on the law and order front. Shah also summarily rejected the state panel’s report on the recent communal violence at Saharanpur, which had accused the local BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal.

“It was not an independent panel...it was a party panel,” he added. “It is the SP which has been instigating communal violence in the state,” he alleged.

Shah’s immediate test will be in the forthcoming bypolls to 12 Assembly seats, vacated by members of the House after they were elected to the Lok Sabha in the recently concluded general election.

 Shah, who was the in-charge of the state unit of the BJP during the general election, now faces the challenge of ensuring that the saffron party repeats its Lok Sabha performance.

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