Poll results stamp on Modi govt’s performance: Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday projected his party’s maiden victory in the Assam assembly polls and the rise in its vote share in other states as popular endorsement of the Narendra Modi government’s policies and asserted that people have rejected Congress’ “negative and obstructionist” politics.
Shah said its “very good” performance in various states besides the by-polls in some others had led a strong foundation for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls while the results showed the country had taken two more steps towards ‘Congress- mukt Bharat'(Congree-free India), a reference to the opposition party’s loss in Kerala and Assam where it was in power.
“In a way, it is a public approval of the two years of work of the Modi government. It is a win of positive politics and we can see a beginning of the politics of performance. People have also given a lesson to those who have practised negative politics and tried to derail development with their obstruction in Parliament.
“The country has taken two more steps towards Congress- mukt Bharat. In all these places BJP had never been able to put up a good performance. This time a staunch foundation has been laid and a building will be created by 2019,” he told a press conference referring to next Lok Sabha polls.
The Modi government’s pro-poor, pro-farmers and pro-village work has received people’s approval, he said.