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Sunday 26 March 2017
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Assembly elections 2017: BJP rallies behind Modi, Demonetization & Surgical strikes

With the upcoming Assembly elections in five states, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Friday backed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over its political and economic moves, especially demonetization and the surgical strikes, signalling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the support of the party.

In his inaugural address to the party’s national executive, the BJP party president Amit Shah, described the decisions on demonetization and surgical strikes as “historic” and said they were in the interest of the country.

 

“The government took two historic decisions, the first one was surgical strike after terror attacks in Uri. The entire world noticed India’s action against terrorism. It was a historic and brave decision. There is zero tolerance against terrorism in the government,” Union minister Prakash Javadekar said, quoting Shah.

The BJP president also said demonetization was an act against corruption, accumulation of black money, terror and drug funding against fake currency.

He also targeted the opposition saying that, they used to earlier question what the government has done against black money and now they are asking why it took such a decision.

“Their shift from what to why has exposed them,” he said, asserting that BJP will win the polls in all five states — Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.