Shah makes tall claims in Bilaspur

Shah makes tall claims in Bilaspur

BJP chief Amit Shah addresses an election rally in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

Not content with politicians, the BJP in Chhattisgarh was on Saturday seen making inroads among the professionals as well when BJP national president Amit Shah interacted with lawyers at the party's convention in Bilaspur, during the his visit to the state.

Addressing a gathering, Shah said that "The BJP runs the government to make changes and improvement in the country, but the Congress runs it to remain in power. The BJP keeps the target to win the election with a majority. It is not limited to just win and form government."

He said that earlier, elections were held to decide who would be "given leadership", but now, they are held to decide who will decide "the future of the country". 

He said that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were a landmark in the history of the country as it was the first time that a non-Congress party was given "such a huge majority." And added that for the last 30 years, only coalition governments have run the country by "breaking and making parties."

He said that Chhattisgarh was once a fort of the Congress, but now the state is a BJP bastion. Raking up dynastic politics of the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samamjwadi Party, he said that only the "BJP and the Left parties do not have individualism."

Shah said that everyone knew that after Sonia Gandhi, Rahul would take over as the party president, while in the BJP, nobody knows yet who would be the next party chief. 

He also claimed that in the next 20 years, the BJP would emerge as the "strongest party."

Chief Minister Raman Singh appreciating Amit Shah and said that he was "lucky" to work with such a leadership, where 19 states have BJP governments.