Senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav hit back at Shah saying, "BJP is going to lose in these elections and Amit shah is making such statements out of panic of defeat. Making such statements without any evidence in condemnable, he must put more effort in how to save BJP in the last two phases and how to make Modi win in Varanasi."
"Voters in UP have decided to vote for SP. Amit Shah's statement show BJP's weakness," he further said.
Another SP leader Gayatri Prajapati said, "It's just frustration on their (BJP) part."
On Saturday, Narendra Modi's close aide Shah had accused the Samajwadi Party of booth capturing in Uttar Pradesh and demanded that security be increased for the remaining polls in the state.
During a press conference, Shah demanded that the Election Commission must increase the security for the remaining elections. He said that there should be CCTV surveillance and additional paramilitary forces during the elections.