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Target all Lok Sabha seats in 2019: Amit Shah

Kolkata, June 27: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party’s West Bengal leadership to strive for victory in 100 per cent Lok Sabha seats in the state in the coming 2019 general election, a state BJP leader said here. Shah, on a two day tour of the state, has also asked the state leaders not to compromise with Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on any front. “Shah has asked us to fight for victory in all 42 Lok Sabha seats here. He asked us to target big for the 2019 elections, so that we come up with a good result. “He also said the party leadership here should take the fight to Trinamool Congress,” said a senior state BJP leader present at the party’s election management team meeting. The saffron outfit had previously set a target of 22 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal for next year’s general election. “Shah’s visit to Bengal has triggered an earthquake in the Trinamool Congress. They are trying to hold a public meeting in Purulia district within three days of Shah’s visit there. “We are sure that Shah’s visit and activities here would hugely benefit the party,” he added. (IANS)