New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has said that his party will formulate a political strategy of 51 percent to defeat rival political parties including the Congress, a report said on Thursday.
While speaking to ‘Hindustan Times’, Shah expressed confidence in the BJP of doing well in the upcoming state Assembly elections.
Shah said, earlier it used to be Congress versus all or Indira (Gandhi) versus all. Now it is the BJP versus all or Narendra Modi versus all.
The newspaper further quoted the BJP leader saying that many political parties, despite having ideological differences have joined hands for survival.
While noting that polls are a matter of numbers, Shah said, “BJP must come up with a political strategy of 51 percent to defeat these forces. I see this as a plus for the strength of the BJP.”
Shah, a close confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Sunday elected the BJP president for a full three-year term, retaining the post he has held since the party took power in the country in 2014.
Shah, 51, who took charge of the party in August 2014 from now Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was elected unanimously at a glittering event at the BJP headquarters attended by virtually all senior party leaders.