Kolkata: A day after BJP won four of five states, political strategist Prashant Kishor launched an attack on the Narendra Modi-led government and said that the state results will have no effect on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
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Post BJP’s win in Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand in the Assembly election, Modi addressed the party workers and attacked the opposition. “After the 2019 polls, some political pundits had said that the 2017 poll results had decided the 2019 outcome. I think they will say that the 2022 poll verdict decided the outcome of 2024 elections,” PM Modi said.
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The political strategist on Friday said the “battle for India will be fought and decided in 2024, not in any state elections.” He also has warned all opposition parties to be not a “part of this false narrative” , as he claimed highlighted by Modi on Thursday, that the BJP’s success hints at what the result would be two years later.
“Battle for India will be fought and decided in 2024 and not in any state elections. Saheb knows this! Hence this clever attempt to create frenzy around state results to establish a decisive psychological advantage over opposition. Don’t fall or be part of this false narrative,” tweeted Kishor.
After a spectacular victory in the four states, Modi, who as per the party leaders is the sole reason for such mandates, said BJP workers fulfilled early Holi promise this year.
“BJP workers promised we will celebrate Holi early this year. I salute the hard work of our party workers and supporters,” PM Modi said.
Not just the BJP’s win in 2022, Kishor had considered the 2024 General Elections as a separate battle even after he helped West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress (TMC) to crush the saffron brigade in last year’s Assembly election.
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Even a few months ago, the political strategist, who had helped Modi in the 2014 national elections, stated BJP, be it in power or not, will stay relevant in Indian politics for decades.