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In 2019, PM Modi Will Be Voted Back To Power, Says Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis In The US

| June 15 , 2018 , 09:36 IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, currently on a trip to the US after visiting Canada said in an interview in New York on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be voted back to power in the 2019 general election.

Fadnavis highlighted that PM Modi is addressing basic problems of the common man through flagship schemes constructing toilets, providing bank accounts and gas connections.

"In 2019, people are going to vote Narendra Modi again because what India could not achieve in 67 years, we have achieved a lot in the last four years," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said to PTI in an interview in New York.

"I won't say that nothing happened in 67 years but the path on which the country has begun its journey now, is something which was never thought of," he said.

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"From providing gas connections to electricity connections, every single step is changing the country and that is why I am very sure that people will vote for Narendra Modi again in 2019," said Fadnavis.

Regarding Opposition victories in by-elections, the Maharashtra CM said that the bypolls  "cannot be a yardstick since in the by-elections the voting is low," and the scenario would be different in 2019.

"We may talk about missions to the moon but even today 50% of the population does not have toilets. Look at that disparity. That disparity is being addressed by Modi," he said. "Unless we address this disparity, it will result in a very divided society."

The statements from Fadnavis come at a time that relations between the Shiv Sena and BJP allies in Maharashtra are reportedly strained.

The Maharashtra CM, after meeting investors and CEOs and attending a community reception in New York will be visiting Washington and San Francisco.