BJP woos youths ahead of 2019 LS polls

BJP woos youths ahead of 2019 LS polls

BJP woos youths ahead of 2019 LS polls

Hoping to return to power in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the BJP on Saturday launched its 'yuva  udghosh' campaign from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency of Varanasi in a bid to connect to the young and first-time voters.

BJP president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a meeting of young and first-time voters at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth  ground in Varanasi and sought their support.

In his speech, Amit Shah listed the achievements of the Modi government since it came to power in 2014 and said that India had attained respect in the world under Modi.

He also said that both  the Centre and  state government were focusing on the youths and referred to the schemes initiated for them.

BJP leaders announced that 'yuva udghosh' meetings would be held in different parts of the country ahead of next year's elections.  

The campaign, however, witnessed protests from Congress workers, who gathered outside the venue and raised anti-BJP slogans.

Over 36 Congress leaders and workers were taken into custody, when they tried to storm the venue, police said.

The Congress had decided to stage a protest before Shah in revenge against the BJP's protests in Amethi during Rahul Gandhi's visit there.