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Amit Shah Taunts Congress After By-polls Win; Asks If They'll Claim 'moral Victory'

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

BJP party president Amit Shah on Sunday celebrated his party's win in three of five by-polls by taking aim at the Congress party over their 'moral victory' claim after the Gujarat elections.

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Taking to Twitter, Shah issued a series of posts where he spoke about the result. His analysis is as follows:

After impressive wins in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, BJP's winning spree continues. Today the Party has won 3 out of 5 seats, 1 seat in rural Uttar Pradesh and 2 in Arunachal Pradesh. I thank the people of these states for supporting the BJP.

On the win in Sikandra, UP:

The result in Sikandra illustrates the support of farmers and villages towards BJP. BSP's tacit support to SP did not help. BJP's good governance agenda prevailed over anti-development politics of the Opposition. Congrats to CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahendra Nath Pandey & our karyakartas.

On the two wins in Arunachal Pradesh:

The victories in Likabali and Pakke Kesang in Arunachal Pradesh show the strong appreciation of PM Modi's 'Act East policy'. We will continue to serve the Northeast and ensure that the fruits of development reach every citizen. Congrats to CM Pema Khandu & BJP Arunachal unit.

Meanwhile, on West Bengal's Sabang:

The rise in BJP's support in Sabang (West Bengal) is noteworthy. Our party is fast emerging as an alternative to the anti-people TMC & Left front, which have ruined the West Bengal. We will keep working for the people of West Bengal. I appreciate the hardwork of BJP Bengal unit.

And lastly, he targeted the Congress party:

I hope Congress leaders won't claim a 'moral victory' even today. After being rejected by Gujarat and Himachal, they have been rejected by people in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. People do not want to accept the corruption and misgovernance of Congress.

Shah's tweets harken back to the Gujarat result where the Congress claimed a moral win after increasing its seat tally to 80 from 61 in 2012. The BJP's tally dropped from 115 to 99, though they were able to achieve majority in the 182-seat Assembly and return to form a government for a sixth time.

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