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Published : Mar 6, 2018, 6:25 am IST
Updated : Mar 6, 2018, 6:25 am IST

The BJP president added that party workers had no right to rest till the BJP forms government in these states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves the victory sign along with BJP president Amit Shah and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and others at Parliament on the first day of the second phase of the Budget Session in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves the victory sign along with BJP president Amit Shah and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and others at Parliament on the first day of the second phase of the Budget Session in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: After a short recess, the Parliament on Monday reconvened for the second part of the Budget Session.

With the BJP putting up an impressive performance in Northeast, BJP president Amit Shah received a rousing welcome by party MPs and ministers when he arrived in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The BJP is set to form the government in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, paving a way for the saffron domination of the Northeast. Later in the day at an event, BJP president Shah said, “Some workers tell me that the golden era of the BJP has begun, but I want to make it clear that it is not the golden era of the party. The BJP is still not in power in states like Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha and Karnataka.”

The BJP president added that party workers had no right to rest till the BJP forms government in these states.

Wearing a Tangkhul Naga haora muffler, Mr Shah walked in when Hishey Lachungpa of the Sikkim Democratic Front was taking oath after being re-elected to the Upper House.

As Mr Shah walked towards his allocated seat in the RS, BJP members and ministers began thumping their desks. Some even rose from their seats to welcome the BJP president.

The BJP routed the CPM to win Tripura Assembly polls, it is in alliance with local parties which won elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Mr Shah was seated in his chair by the time Mr Lachungpa finished taking oath in Hindi and signed off with “Jai Hind”. Members also thumped their desk to welcome Mr Lachungpa.

Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and some other MPs in the ruling dispensation, along with ministers too, were sporting the traditional Naga muffler.

After the House was adjourned, senior ministers of the government, including parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar, MoS Kiren Rijiju, were also seen sporting the traditional Naga muffler.

Tags: amit shah, tripura assembly polls, ravi shankar prasad
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