Elated over BJP’s victory in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the mandate shows that people are supporting the party’s ideology of development and that it would provide new energy to further work for the upliftment of common masses.
He said the poll victory in Assam, the first for the party in the north east, has made it clear that BJP is rapidly receiving “popular acceptance” in all parts of the country which “augurs well” for the democracy.
In a brief address to party workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi before attending the Parliamentary Board meeting to review the election result, the Prime Minister compared the mandate in Assam to the one received in Jammu and Kashmir and said it would have “surprised” many.
Extending heartfelt gratitude to voters, he said the poll results are “very encouraging” for BJP and NDA.
“The voters have enhanced faith in BJP. Formation of BJP government in Assam is equally surprising for some people as was the party’s participation in government in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The poll results have demonstrated that BJP’s ideology of development and its tireless efforts to bring about a change in the lives of common masses is being well accepted and supported by the people,” he said.
Amid chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ by the party workers, he said, “BJP is rapidly receiving popular acceptance in all regions of India which augurs well for the democracy... this public support would give us more energy and encouragement.”
Mr. Modi said “all of us” would together make efforts to bring about the change in the lives of common masses.
He thanked BJP chief Amit Shah and his team as well as party units in the five states — Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry — for working tirelessly.
He also thanked voters for turning out in large numbers and participating in the electoral process peacefully, except some incidents of violence.
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While it is a comeback for Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee, BJP will form government for the first time in Assam and Kerala has gone the Left way.
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BJP has won a comfortable victory with over 70 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly. Party's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal said the priority of the new government will be to protect the interests of “greater Assamese society.”
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