Amit Shah says Cong ideology should be replaced with that of BJP

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Shah wants expansion of BJP ideology
New Delhi, Aug 9: Seeking replacing of the "ideology" of Congress, BJP's new President Amit Shah today asked cadres to work for expanding the party's reach with focus on states like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir where assembly polls are due in near future.

Addressing the BJP National Council here, he underlined that the party would not be in government for long unless its reach is expanded and exhorted all the ministers in Narendra Modi government to work for implementation of the party manifesto.

Shah, who is credited with getting BJP-led alliance 73 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections, said, "for long Congress 'vichar' (ideology) has been pre-dominant in the country's politics. Now it is time to ensure that our 'vichar' (ideology) has an imprint on nation's politics".

He said the government would have to run efficiently to play a long innings and along with it, the party has its role of reaching to more and more people and states to carry the message of good governance.

Shah, a close confidante of Modi, slammed the former UPA government, saying it had left the country in bad condition as it had "failed on all fronts".

Referring to the recent Lok Sabha polls, the new BJP chief said in his maiden speech that the electoral verdict was "defeat of dynasty politics" and the "people rejected appeasement and votebank politics".

"When history is written, the former UPA government will be known as a government of scams," he said at the convention which endorsed the decision to make him party chief.

PTI

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