Lok Sabha polls 2014: Modi to file nomination from Varanasi on April 24, says Amit Shah

By Neha Attre | Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 15:41

Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi constituency on April 24, his close aide Amit Shah said on Saturday.

While addressing his first press conference after EC`s ban for alleged hate speeches, Shah further said that the nation is witnessing the Modi wave which will soon turn into a tsunami.

Clarifying his stand on the the controversial `revenge remark`, the BJP leader said that it was not his intention to break the model code of conduct and that a bowler sometimes delivers a no ball as well.

He further said that he respects the Election Commission (EC) and that if it sends anyone a notice then it is one`s duty to respond to it. He added that the issue is over now and everyone should move on.
The BJP leader was recently banned from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh by the EC after the `revenge remark`.

Shah also spoke on the furore caused by his statement that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav`s government will be dismissed if Modi is elected as the prime minister of the country.

He said that the statement meant that BJP will not play a role in it and that the Samajwadi Party-led government in Uttar Pradesh will get fall on its own.

The BJP leader further said that his party will sweep majority of seats in Uttar Pradesh.
“In the first 2 phases of voting in UP, BJP is winning 18 out of total 21 seats,” he claimed.

Varanasi goes to poll in the final phase on May 12.

He cited intelligence reports and accused Congress candidate from Varanasi, Ajay Rai, of being involved in the trade of AK-47s and called for investigations.

"Has the Congress reached such a stage that it doesn`t even have a single person with clean image to contest from Varanasi? Even after all of this neither the Congress president nor the vice-president of the Congress are giving any reaction and therefore they must clear their stand," Shah reportedly said.

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First Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 12:49

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