A day after BJP’s Amit Shah says no one will vote for the party in 2019, party chief Amit Shah confirms party will vote in 2019

Amit Shah today said the party will cast its vote in the 2019 Assembly polls, even if the Narendra Modi-led government fails to deliver a satisfactory outcome in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Mr Shah told reporters at a function in New Delhi that the BJP is “fully committed to vote for a party that will fulfil its mandate”.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has ruled the government for nearly eight years in the Lok Sabha.

The BJP is seeking a fourth consecutive term in the 120-seat assembly.

“We are fully committed to our mandate and our commitment to vote.

We will vote if the government fulfils its mandate.

If the government fails, we will vote,” he said.

The Congress, which is yet to win a single seat in the assembly, is now on the back foot after failing to secure a majority in the three-member Lok Sabha in its latest session.

Mr Gandhi’s party, which has ruled in the Upper House of Parliament since 1997, lost more than half its seats in the recent election.

It has yet to get any of its allies to back the government.

The BJP, which ruled for five consecutive terms from 2005-10, won a majority of seats in last year’s assembly elections but lost to the Congress in the elections, which took place on October 14.