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Sibal congratulates Shah for re-election, ‘upcoming defeats

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New Delhi : Commenting on the re-election of Amit Shah for a second term as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, “Congratulations to Amit Shah for becoming the BJP president, and for upcoming defeats in upcoming assembly elections.

“Neither Advani (L.K), nor Joshiji (Murali Manohar) went to the re-election of Shah due to internal bickering in the party, said Sibal, adding, “I feel that the internal strife in the BJP will widen further, because Shah is dictating terms in the party as ‘Shahenshah’. The defeat in the Bihar assembly elections will be followed by defeats in upcoming elections in Assam, West Bengal, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.”

Amit Shah was on Sunday formally declared as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president for the second consecutive term.

The decision in this regard was announced at the party headquarters here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states proposed Shah’s name for the presidential candidature after he filed his nomination papers.

Senior BJP leaders earlier in the day lauded Shah’s political acumen while expressing confidence that the party would scale new heights under his steward leadership. (ANI)

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