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Amit Shah congratulates Jharkhand People for Mandate to BJP in Polls

New Delhi, Dec 23: BJP president Amit Shah dedicated the party's victory in Jharkhand to the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party workers for their rigorous efforts to make the party strong in the state. 

Addressing a press conference soon after the results showed mandate to BJP, Amit Shah congratulated people of Jharkhand, saying that the year 2014 has been the year of political success for the BJP. This verdict shows that voters are fed up of vote bank politics and they like the development agenda of the BJP.

He thanked PM Modi, whose support has led to the party's victory. Under his leadership, the party won the Lok Sabha elections and other elections like the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections.

He expressed his thanks to people for giving their support and mandate to form a stable government after the formation of Jharkhand. This is the first time people have elected a majority government. BJP won 15 seats so far with 26 leads in the polls, as per the latest trends, in the 81-member assembly.

However, former CM Arjun Munda lost the election but he is a seasoned party leader and he will continue to work for the party, he said. The decision about government formation will be taken in the party's Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday.

The BJP chief expressed his cheer for the verdict in Jammu and Kashmir where the party is improving. "Our performance in Jammu and Kashmir has improved", he said.

The party, which has won 25 seats in Jammu and Kashmir (all the seats from Jammu) and is leading in 2, is having a close contest with the PDP. Responding to a query, Shah said that all the options are open in the state.

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