2024 LS polls: BJP will win in all 80 seats in UP, says Keshav Prasad Maurya
New Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday dubbed the victory of Samajwadi Party candidate in the Ghosi assembly by-election as an "accident" and asserted that the BJP will win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2024 general elections.
The senior BJP leader also asserted that the OBCs were with the BJP and they continue to support the party, despite its defeat in Ghosi.
In an exclusive interview to PTI Video, Maurya also felt that Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader Om Prakash Rajbhar should not have said that he and Dara Singh Chauhan, who recently returned to the BJP, would join the Yogi Adityanath government.
He said anything on Cabinet expansion in the state should come from the chief minister only.
He said the Ghosi by-election result was "an accident" and the party will learn from it to ensure that in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls the BJP's Lotus symbol blooms.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power again.
Chauhan, who left the BJP in January last year, had won the Ghosi assembly poll on a Samajwadi Party ticket but switched to the BJP again and was fielded by the ruling party in the recent by-election, where the SP was supported by the other INDIA opposition bloc parties.
He was defeated by SP's Sudhakar Singh by a margin of over 40,000 votes.
Responding to a question on SP, Maurya said the opposition party was fast becoming "samaptwadi" (reaching its end) party. PTI NAB RT RT