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Brace up to defeat SP-BSP alliance in 2019: Shah

Lucknow, July 5: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday exhorted his party men to brace up to defeat the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which may come up with an alliance ahead of the 2019 general elections. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, met BJP workers and members of its social media team here, attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Dinesh Sharma, state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, and Ministers and other leaders.

The Bharatiya Janata Party chief also exhorted them to ensure that the vote share of the party went up in the 2019 polls. “The party President gave us tips on micro-management of elections and ways to ensure that the unholy and opportunistic of the SP and BSP is exposed before the voters,” a senior party functionary present at the meeting told IANS. Party office-bearers were closeted with the BJP chief, who is credited with BJP success in Uttar Pradesh, first in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and then in 2017 Assembly elections.
The BJP won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 general elections and 312 of the 403 Assembly seats in 2017. Shah had visited Mirzapur and Varanasi on Tuesday where he interacted with the party’s social media teams and other party leaders. (IANS)