With an eye on 120+ target, Amit Shah begins groundwork

BJP's Amit Shah will inaugurate the second meeting of the NEDA in New Delhi

"But, let me tell you they (political rivals) have grown old whereas the BJP has young leadership", Shah said.

"The BJP has set a target to win at least 120 seats in 2019 Assembly elections and we will surely achieve it".

"NEDA has formed governments in five of the eight north-east states".

Stating that neither the Congress nor the BJD had any set ideology and ideals, the BJP presidents such parties would be able to take forward the nation. He also holds meetings with BJP members, office bearers, leaders and intellectuals to hear their problems and discuss the roadmap for the upcoming elections.

On Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's doubt over BJP winning so many seats, the BJP chief said, "Let Naveenji learn mathematics. the poll outcome and number of seats will be known the day votes are counted".

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Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Shah said progressive steps like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill have strengthened the country's foundations. But we are not getting required support from the State to take up the developmental projects.

He said the people associated closely with the government were involved in multi-crore chit fund and mining scams.

"The Modi government has made several provisions for the uplift of poor Dalits and backward classes".

Shah reached Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here at around 1.10 pm and was warmly received by BJP state president Basant Panda, BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo, party's national spokesperson Sambit Patra among others.

This comes after the BJP on Wednesday alleged that a West Bengal government-owned indoor stadium, the venue of the Sammelan (gathering), had cancelled the booking for the event. The BJP is planning to contest on all the assembly seats.

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