Recent defeat in three state assembly elections won’t affect Lok Sabha poll results: BJP President Amit Shah

The BJP President showed confidence that they will contest the upcoming polls while forming an alliance with Shiv Sena


Ahead of the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra elections next year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday spoke about forming an alliance with Shiv Sena for the Maharashtra Assembly elections in 2019. 

After BJP faced defeat in three state assembly elections including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, Shah visited Mumbai to meet the party MLAs across Maharashtra to review the poll preparations. The BJP president asserted that the recent defeat in three states won’t affect the party’s position in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

We accept the public mandate in the five states where BJP lost. We are focusing on the reason for our loss in the recent state assembly elections. However, these results won’t affect the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It is not right to compare state and Lok Sabha elections because the participation in these polls is based on different issues,” Amit Shah asserted while addressing a gathering at a conclave in Mumbai.

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Despite Shiv Sena attacking BJP for the last few months, Shah showed confidence that BJP and Shiv Sena will contest in the upcoming elections together. When asked about Mega-alliance of the opposition, Shah asserted that the same has no existence anywhere in the country and it is a misconception.