Demonetisation had no impact on GDP, slowdown temporary: Amit Shah

Katrina Barker
September 8, 2017

"The demonetisation has not had any negative impact (on economic growth)".

BJP president Amit Shah today visited Lord Lingaraj Temple here.

Shah is on a three-day visit to Odisha to galvanise the party workers for the 2019 assembly polls. The party believes it is on track to take on the ruling BJD, which has been in power since 2000 under Naveen Patnaik, and could win 120 of the 147 Assembly seats. Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar he said that the saffron party will not form an alliance with any regional party and also will not ponder over the same for the state elections that are to be held in 2019. He also holds meetings with BJP members, office bearers, leaders and intellectuals to hear their problems and discuss the roadmap for the upcoming elections. Hitting out at the Naveen Patnaik government, Shah said the "state is plagued by rampant corruption", and people have been deprived of proper electricity and drinking water supply in the last 17 years of BJD rule.

"The decision is yet to be taken", he said adding the State will get a young leader.

"To bring in development in the state, Shah said Modi government handed over Rs 1 lakh 32,000 crores".

Criticising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating an award given by a news magazine to him, Shah said an award can not take the state forward when the government was involved in corruption. I am happy to say that in the past three years under Narendra Modi's leadership, the amount of work that has been done in the northeast has happened for the first time after Independence.

This comes after the BJP on Wednesday alleged that a West Bengal government-owned indoor stadium, the venue of the Sammelan (gathering), had cancelled the booking for the event.

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