BJP chief Amit Shah while speaking to Republic Bharat's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami predicted a huge victory for the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
He said that the BJP will win 282 seats and NDA will get 320 seats and PM Narendra Modi will be made the Prime Minister of the country. Here is how he explained his prediction.
"We have made a successful attempt to bring a change in the lives of 50 crore poor people in this country. We have given a gas cylinder to 7 crore people. 2.5 crore people have been given a house. Electricity has reached the homes of 2 crore and 35 lakh people. Eight crore people have the facility of toilets in their homes now, 50 crore people have access to healthcare scheme upto 5 lakh rupees because of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Today, these 50 crore people have for the first time realised that after Independence, someone is thinking about them in the country. They are experiencing this for the first time.
"Secondly, we have worked to take forward the glory of this country. Be it about space, global warming, solar alliance, or Climate Change summits, people have started listening to the voice of India. India is gaining importance in these areas. The Davos Summit was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister. The Bharatiya Janata Party government has worked to strengthen India's position on the world map. The A-Sat missile test, Surgical Strike and the air strike have assured people of the national security. Forces of the country have gained confidence. We have brought the economics of the country back on track. From 4.4% GDP India is now India is growing at an average of more than 7% rate and has been the fastest growing economy for all five years. Manmohan Singh left India on the 11th rank in growing economies, BJP has taken India to 6th rank. Let the data come, and we will be a part of the top 5 economies. People are now watching India become a superpower. We have given a leadership which is not accused of anything. Our leader, Narendra Modi has not gone on a vacation for the past 20 years. He works hard 18 out of 24 hours. He has the ability to make tough decisions, he is a sympathetic human. He has empathy with India's poor and has the ability to move forward keeping everybody with him. Despite having a complete majority, we have a given place to our fellow parties in U.P, Assam, Jharkhand and in Indian government. We have started a new culture in democracy.
"In 2014, people were fed up of the Congress' rule and hence voted for Modi. Today, because of the 5-year rule of Narendra Modi, people are hopeful that he will make India a superpower. I believe the opposition lacks leadership. There is no leader, no policy, no agenda. They have launched a campaign only to gain power. I can see the impact of these two election campaigns on the people of this country. On the basis of this, I announce that BJP will win more than 282 seats and NDA will win more than 320 seats. Our NDA alliance will get more than 320 seats and Narendra Modi will become the prime minister of India again, for the next five years."