Party workers and supporters celebrating BJP’s success in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections, outside the BJP headquarter, in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo
New Delhi, December 18 (PTI) Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as trends showed that the BJP was inching towards victory in the two states.
“I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly,” he said in a series of tweets.
He also said the results proved that there is a strong support for “politics of good governance and development”.
“I salute the hardworking BJP karyakartas (workers) in these states for their hard work which has led to these impressive victories,” he said.
In another tweet in Hindi, Modi said development won and so did Gujarat.
The BJP today headed for a record sixth straight victory in Gujarat assembly polls, and was set to evict the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, tightening the party’s grip over the country’s politics with general elections only 18 months away.
Gujarat, Himachal results prove there is no substitute to BJP in India: Vasundhara
Jaipur, December 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday congratulated the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for “choosing development”, as the BJP was poised to win assembly elections in both states.
She said by voting in favour of BJP, the people of the two states have “proved” that they want development.
In a press note issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, she said: “The credit of this success goes to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is dedicated to the progress of the country. Similarly, Party president Amit Shah’s working should also be praised who is burning the midnight oil to strengthen the party across the country.”
Attributing the party’s success to these two leaders, she said their hard work and dedication for the country’s development are bringing in consecutive victories for BJP in India.
She added that “these elections have proved that there is no substitute to Bharatiya Janata Party”.
The party forming the government in Gujarat for the sixth consecutive time speaks volumes about the trust, confidence and faith the people of state has put into it, she added.
Even the elections results in Himachal Pradesh have proved that the country is heading towards “Congress Mukt Bharat”, she added.
Raje expressed her confidence of forming the government in Rajasthan in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
“People of the state have been putting their trust in BJP and we have been going all out to ensure this trust is maintained,” she added.
This is a victory of development over dynasty: Amit Shah
New Delhi (PTI) Amit Shah holding a press conference at the party HQ in New Delhi.
“BJP’s victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh is a victory of PM Narendra Modi’s development agenda and against the politics of casteism and appeasement.
“We have once again emerged triumphant. I offer heartfelt gratitude to the people of Gujarat and Himchal Pradesh that they gave us another opportunity to serve them. This is a victory of development over dynasty and polarisation.
“Today is a great day for BJP. We want to thank the public of Gujarat and Himachal. Our vote per cent has increased compared to 2012.
“Under Modi-ji’s leadership we will win in four states as well. Modiji’s vision for 2019 (Congress-mukt Bharat) will be turned into a reality.”