Will get bigger mandate in 2019: BJP president Amit Shah

Prime Minister Modi stated that election results of five states were about assuming more responsibilities and serving the people.

The Prime Minister stayed in house only for a few minutes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mischievous campaign was also a big factor. However, given that about 54 percent of the population and 64 percent of the land is under rule of the saffron, BJP and its allies at this point in time, and the fact that some BJP leaders term the legislative victory as a mandate for Hindu Raj, we wonder whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under the circumstances, will be able to maintain the secular edifice of India.

Amid the presence of thousands of party activists and supporters, PM Modi, flanked by prominent party leaders, began the march from Le Meridien hotel to the nearby party headquarters on Ashoka Road where the BJP parliamentary board was to meet to decide on the Chief Ministers for the two states.

Referring to the Punjab Assembly polls result, where his party has got a clear majority, he said, "You must understand that no one has decimated the Congress in this election. we have both failures and victories".

He said to achieve their aspirations, Congress cadre should immediately start strengthening the party units.

"I congratulate Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party on their victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand", Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Among the five states, where elections were held, BJP secured two-third majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and is forming governments in Goa and Manipur with the help of smaller parties and Independents.

The exit polls, which are often wrong in India, also put the BJP ahead in three of four other states that will declare election outcomes on Saturday. "I can not even imagine the consequences of the Gujarat model of dividing people being implemented in Uttar Pradesh", he said.

He said that their victory in UP was an emotional moment for the BJP, as it coincides with the birth centenary celebrations of Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Mr Kharge said that Congress had emerged victorious in the hung Assembly verdict and the party be invited to stake claims to form the government, first. I see things for the well being of the people.

  • Arturo Norris