BJP will have govts in 21 states after March 3: Amit Shah

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Asserting that the ML Khattar-led government in Haryana has been corruption free since coming power, BJP president AMit Shah on Thursday said previous chief ministers of the state had gone to prison in graft cases.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah has begun bike rally. Courtesy: ANI news

"ML Khattar has given a corruption free govt to Haryana. In this state, former Chief Ministers have gone to prison for corruption, and now there is a term of the BJP government where there is not even a single allegation of corruption on ML Khattar," Shah said in Jind.

Shah said that after March 3, BJP governments would be there in 21 states. The results of assembly elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya would be declared on March 3. BJP, as of now, had governments in 18 states.

Shah has began a bike rally as soon as he landed in Haryana's Jind on Thursday. Hundred thousand bikers will join Shah. He will inaugurate the BJP district office in Jind and lay the foundation for 15 party offices in the state.

Meanwhile, National Green Tribunal (NGT) will keep a tab on Amit Shah's 'Yuva Hunkar rally' since a petition has been filed with tribunal raising concerns over pollution. BJP government in Haryana assured the NGT that only motorcycles with valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates will be allowed in the rally.

The NGT had issued notice returnable on February 13 looking at the urgency of the case directing Government of Haryana to file an affidavit in reply.

The Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarkashan Sanghrash Samiti (AIJASS) led by Yashpal Malik decided to call off strike during Shah's visit. The Jat agitators had announced that planned to reach Jind in tractor-trolleys to disrupt the bike rally.

It may be recalled that ahead of the rally, the Haryana Government had announced to withdraw 70 FIRs registered against 822 Jat agitators in connection with the February 2016 Jat quota stir violence.

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