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Amit Shah eyeing 21 parliamentary seats from north east; asks party to work for it

called upon the local party workers to work tirelessly to achieve this aim.

With national election inching closer, BJP national President is already strategizing for numbers to form the next government.

It is in this context that Amit Shah set a target of 21 seats (out of 25 parliamentary constituencies) from North East itself to be won by the BJP in Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

He called upon the local party workers to work tirelessly to achieve this aim.

It need be mentioned that all states leaving aside Mizoram have one or the other NEDA (North-East Democratic Alliance) constituents as ruling parties.

It may be seen that this insistence on North East may also be in view of the fact that Uttar Pradesh may not be as easy with the alliance of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party emerging and wining some crucial seats there.

Meanwhile, Amit Shah also took the opportunity to attack the Congress and said the northeastern part of the country lagged behind other regions post Independence because of wrong policies of the Congress governments.

He said that Assam had received Rs 79,741 crore from the 13th Finance Commission during the UPA tenure which soared to Rs 1,55,292 crore in 14th Finance Commission during the Modi government.

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