Varanasi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh will top developmental charts by 2022 when the state elects the next Assembly.
Speaking at the 'Yuva Udghosh' programme of the party in Varanasi, the BJP president said the fact that 17,000 first-time voters were getting bonded to the party during the event showed the expression of solidarity and faith in the BJP.
Addressing the gathering of young voters at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Shah said the BJP now has governments in 19 states and was serving 80 percent of the country and boasted of a base of 11 crore workers.
He termed the BJP not a party but a "movement" committed to creating a new India.
Shah also said it was possible only in a party like the BJP where an ordinary booth worker could rise through the ranks to become the party chief and a tea-seller could become the Prime Minister.
On the other hand, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday showered praises on PM Narendra Modi for his guidance that helped increase India's prestige further in the global arena.
Speaking at the 'Yuva Udghosh' programme, he said, "India's prestige has increased in the last three years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When people discuss top three nations of the world, they take India's name as well. If they take the name of the U.S. and Russia then they also take the name of India. This has happened all because of Prime Minister Modi".
He added that it is a moment of pride for all of the citizens of India that under 'Yuva Udghosh' scheme, the capabilities and energy of youths above the age of 17-year-old is to be utilized for the development of the society.
(With IANS and ANI inputs)