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Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis yesterday said that India would go back by 50 years if BJP loses the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He further said that BJP’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha would be a ‘historic blunder.’
DNA quoted Fadnavis by stating, “It will be a historic blunder to defeat BJP in the 2019 general election. The 2019 election is not for BJP but it is important for Bharat. If the BJP loses, a non-decisive government of 2009-14 (when Congress-led UPA was in power) will be repeated and India will go back by 50 years at least.
Targeting the Congress party’s statement ‘chowkidar chor hai (the watchman is a thief)’, the CM said those who had done anything wrong were afraid of the ‘chowkidar.’ The PM has often used the term ‘chowkidar’ to describe himself and his way of governance.
Speaking about demonetisation, GST and the issues surrounding it, he said, “People may have faced some trouble due to demonetisation and earlier glitches in GST implementation. But these five years of the Modi government were about practice. To run faster, you first need good practice.”