TIL Desk/National/Aligarh/ BJP president Amit Shah ridiculed the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday, saying party workers would put “Aligarh locks” on the shop of “Bua-Bhatija”, referring to Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.
Addressing a meeting of the booth-level workers of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, Amit Shah used the “Aligarh locks” coinage as the city was once known for the lock industry, which is now dying. “BJP workers will put Aligarh locks on the shop of Bua-Bhatija,” he said amid an applause from the gathering.
Amit Shah said reporters often asked him how the BJP hoped to win 74 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh with the Samajwadi Party and the BSP joining hands. “I tell them that if you see the sea of BJP workers, you will get to know where those 74 seats will come from,” he added.
The BJP and its ally, Apna Dal, had won 73 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 and five years on, Amit Shah’s party hopes to increase its tally in the state. Amit Shah asserted that the general election would be fought on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus the rest.