Amid the on-going Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah spoke to Republic Bharat's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami on the key election agenda for the BJP and the party's vision for India. He said that the agenda is based on national security, development, economy, strengthening the economy and democracy, and making India a global superpower.
"As far as Bhartiya Janta Party is concerned, we are very clear with our election issues. First, we want to fight election on the grounds of national security, second, we want to fight election on the ground of bringing development to the lives of 500 million people of this country, third, we have bought the financial condition of the country on the right track and now we want to push it ahead at a great speed to bring our economy in the top 5 economies of the world, fourth, we want to make our country the most glorious of all in the world, fifth, we want to see India as a superpower in the world and sixth, we want to strengthen the democracy in this country and that can be only done by a party which itself is internally democratic, the party which is not dynastic in nature, a party which is not run just by a single family, only that party can strengthen the democracy of this country. We are fighting the election on these six issues and if all of these issues are to be summed up, then the leadership which can take these issues which can take the country ahead on these 6 important issues, that kind leadership Bhartiya Janta Party has today, Shri Narendra Modi. In these five year Bhartiya Janta Party has worked on these six issues, we want to extend this and as we see the end of 75th year of our independence, a glorious Indian should stand tall in front of the world, a brighter India stands in front of the world, with that vision we are fighting the election this time," he said.
He further elaborated on the key election issues
"Media might debate on it but, we go to campaign, millions of people listen to us, millions of people listen to Modiji's speech, millions of people listen to our leaders, at many places we give interviews, just like I told you the issues, people will watch this, so people are listening to this and even considering it as well and people are also accepting this making a mindset towards voting. So, these 6 issues are ground for the election, as far as Opposition is concerned, they lack on important issues and that is why they are making an attempt to take the election on a different track by indulging in personal comments. I don't agree that the election is going on a different track," he said.