Election 2019 : Who is your PM candidate, Amit Shah asks ‘gathbandhan’ leaders


New Delhi : BJP chief Amit Shah Thursday asked the opposition parties who will be the prime minister if the ‘gathbandhan’ is voted to power, raising the issue of possible disagreement among them on their PM candidate.

“On Monday, Mayawati will be prime minister. On Tuesday, it will be Sharad Pawar and someone else on Wednesday,” Shah said at an election rally in Siddharthnagar.

He claimed many of the opposition leaders are in politics only to “realise” their vested interests, hide corruption and for their families.

He contrasted the situation in the Opposition camp with the BJP, saying his party has declared Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.

“If voted to power, Narendra Modi will become prime minister. But I want to ask Rahul Baba, bua-bhatija (Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati), as to who will be the leader of your gathbandhan?,” Shah said.

Shah was addressing election rallies in Siddharthnagar and Balrampur during his day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh to woo voters for the remaining two phases of Lok Sabha polls on May 12 and 19.

Attacking the SP, the BSP and the Congress, Shah said, “For almost 55 years, there was a Congress government in the country. The SP and the BSP had ruled UP for years, but the condition of the poor did not improve. On the contrary, Modiji in a time span of five years gave gas ovens, toilets and houses to poor people”.

The BJP chief said, “After the Balakot air strike, Rahul Baba, Bua-Bhatija became sad (chehre latak gaye). They thought that their vote bank had become angry. Why was disturbance in their camp when the IAF had killed terrorists in Pakistan? Were they (terrorists) their maternal-paternal brothers?”

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