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Amit Shah clears rumours over Modi contesting LS polls from Odisha


New Delhi: Putting into rest the speculations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting Lok Sabha elections from Odisha, BJP National president Amit Shah today denied it saying that nothing has been decided yet.

“It is yet to be decided who will contest Lok Sabha polls from which constituency,” Shah said in a reply to a question at press conference in New Delhi.

“It is the custom of BJP to present report card before people every year. Even I am addressing press conference every year and PM is also addressing public rally every year. On completion of four years of the BJP government at Centre, PM Modi is scheduled to address a gathering in Odisha where he will give all the accounts to people as part of party’s custom,” he said.

Modi used to visit several places as part of the programmes throughout the year. Recently, he had visited Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, he said over Modi’s today’s programme in Odisha.

Clearing the speculations that are making rounds that Modi will contest 2019 elections from Puri parliamentary constituency as he is scheduled to visit Odisha today to highlight the achievements of government at Centre, Shah said, “Modi had visited Jharkhand yesterday. It does not mean that he will contest polls from there.”

“Modi is very hard working and trying to reach all the districts across the country,” he added.

Addressing the press conference on the completion of four years of the NDA government here, Shah presented the report card to people through media about his party’s achievements during government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that the opposition parties coming together against the ruling combine would make no difference to it in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and expressed confidence that Modi will be elected again.

Counting the achievements of the Modi government, Shah said the BJP had replaced the politics of “appeasement, dynasty and caste” with the politics of “development and performance”.

The BJP, he said, had the distinction of giving a government free of corruption capable of “taking decisions for the poor and farmers”.

The Modi government has taken concrete steps in every sector and shown that a government can be both pro-farmer and pro-industry, he said.

“We expect the people to vote Prime Minister Modi back to power with a full majority,” Shah said.