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Modi, Shah hail BJP victory in Arunachal bypolls

 NEW DELHI, Dec 25 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed BJP victories in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly bypolls, and said his party is committed to serving the country’s villages.

 In a tweet, he thanked voters of Likabali and Pakke Kesang in Arunachal Pradesh for reposing their faith in BJP. “We derive immense strength from this affection and remain committed to transforming North East,” he said.

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday cited his party’s win in Assembly bypolls to claim that its good governance agenda has prevailed over the opposition’s anti-development politics.

With the Congress not winning any of the five seats in the bypolls, Shah took a dig at it, saying that he hoped the party will not claim a moral victory.

Shah, in a series of tweets, said that his party’s winning spree has continued after the victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls as it won three of the five by- elections.

In Arunachal Pradesh, where the BJP is in power, the party wrested Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from Congress. “BJP’s good governance agenda prevailed over anti- development politics of the opposition,” he said.

The win in Likabali and Pakke Kesang in Arunachal Pradesh show the strong appreciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Act East policy”, Shah said.

BJP will continue to serve the North East and ensure that the fruits of development reach every citizen, he said.

“I hope Congress leaders won’t claim a ‘moral victory’ even now. After being rejected by Gujarat and Himachal, they have been rejected by people in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. People do not want to accept the corruption and misgovernance of Congress,” Shah said. – PTI

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