Now directly addressing traders, who have traditionally been a strong vote bank for the BJP, Modi says that all issues related to the GST will be resolved soon. “From day one, I've said we will review GST after three months and we made changes. If there are still hurdles, we will try and resolve them too. I am confident that our traders will understand,” says Modi. “I am assuring traders. This is my promise,” he adds.
On one side, there is a party that has been moulded by dynasty, and on the other side, is a party of workers with strong ideas and ideals, says PM Modi. Modi attacks Congress for their treatment of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. "That is mentioned in the history books. Congress wasn't kind to them," he says.
Nobody predicted such a humongous victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. When BJP came out with flying colours, political analysts told the Opposition they should stop thinking about 2019, and prepare for 2024 elections.
Congress party has lost its sheen. Whenever there is an election in Gujarat, they get overexcited.
Amit Shah unleashed a barrage of criticism on Congress and its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying, "Development for Congress means 'Mazaak' while for the BJP, its means 'mijaaz'.
Congress' Shehzada is asking us what Vikas has been done here in Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi, your great-grandfather laid the foundation of Narmada project, but PM Modi declared it open. I’m asking you, Rahul Gandhi, why could any of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi or you not complete this project?
The Patidar agitation, about a year and a half ago, demanding reservation for the Patel community under the Other Backword Castes (OBC) category, was dealt with force, leading to the deaths of 10 people. However, the state government, last month, announced the formation of a commission to explore the possibility of reservation for those belonging to non-reserved categories.
The Patel community, over the past two decades, has been a strong vote-base for the Bhartiya Janata Party, but the treatment meted out to them in 2015 left a negative imprint of the BJP.