With a thumping victory in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the BJP seems all set for 2024 general elections as the Congress consoles itself with a win in Telangana. How the ‘Modi guarantee’ clinched the election for BJP
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With BJP headed for a huge sweep in Madhya Pradesh and getting comfortable victories in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke about the party scoring a hat-trick in next year’s Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the party workers at BJP headquarters, PM Modi said the mandate in the three states has proved that there is zero tolerance against corruption, appeasement and dynastic politics.
” Voter knows that when India moves ahead then states move ahead. Every family in the country benefits from it. This is why the voter is electing BJP again and again. Some people are even saying that today’s hat-trick has guaranteed the hat-trick of 2024,” he said.
The BJP got absolute majorities in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The next general elections are likely to be held in April-May next year. The Prime Minister said that the echo is these results will not be limited to Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan but will be heard all over the world.
“Today, we are seeing the results. There is no alternative to BJP in Madhya Pradesh. BJP has been in power for two decades and even after such a long time, people’s trust in BJP is increasing continuously…In the first public meeting in Chhattisgarh, I said that I had come here to invite the people of the state to our oath-taking ceremony after December 3 when we form the government here,” he said.
He said the voter needs a well-defined roadmap to improve his lifestyle.
“India’s voter knows that when India moves forward then the state moves forward and the life of every family improves. So, the voter is choosing the BJP continuously.”
Targeting Congress, he said it is his suggestion to the party and its allies “to stop doing politics that strengthen anti-national elements and ideas to weaken the country.”
Slamming opposition parties who have accused the government of misusing probe agencies, the Prime Minister said the campaign against corruption launched by the BJP’s central government in the country is getting huge public support.
“Today’s mandate has also proved that there is zero tolerance against corruption, appeasement and family rule. The country thinks that if anyone is effective in eliminating these three evils, it is BJP only. The campaign against corruption launched by the BJP’s central government in the country is getting huge public support…The people of the country today gave a clear message to those who do not feel the slightest shame in standing with the corrupt. Those people who are working day and night to defame the investigating agencies which have come down hard on corruption should understand that this election result is also a public support for the fight against corruption,” he said.
Targeting the Congress and INDIA block, he said a lesson from the elections is that the country’s trust cannot be won just by a few family members coming together on the stage. “These election results are also a big lesson for Congress and its ‘ghamandiya gathbandhan’. The lesson is that the country’s trust cannot be won just by a few family members coming together on the stage. The spirit of national service that should be there to win the hearts of the people of the country is not there in the ‘ghamandiya gathbandhan'”.
He accused opposition parties, specially Congress, of trying to divide the country based on castes. “..In this election, there were efforts to divide the country based on castes. I kept saying that for me, four castes are important – Nari Shakti, Yuva Shakti, Kisaan aur Gareeb Parivaar,” he said.
“…I request all the BJP workers to move ahead of Modi’s guarantees from today…Jahan dusron se umeed khatam hoti hai wahan se Modi ki guarantee shuru hoti hai,” he said. The Prime Minister termed BJP’s victories in the three heartland states as historic and said various sections including the poor, farmers and tribal brothers and sisters were seeing it as their victory.
“Today’s victory is historical and unprecedented…The idea of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ has won today. Today’s victory is of a path towards developed India. It is a victory of our resolve towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. This is a victory of honest, transparent governance,” he added.
With the BJP heading towards a landslide victory in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the party’s national president, JP Nadda, heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, “Desh mein ek hi guarantee chalti hai, woh hai Modi ki guarantee” (There is only one guarantee in the country, that is Modi’s guarantee).
“Today, it is our good fortune that, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, we have got a landlside victory. We thank him wholeheartedly. Whenever the BJP has fought an election, PM Modi has always led the campaigns from the front,” Nadda said while addressing the BJP workers at the party’s headquarters here in the national capital.
“Desh mein ek hi guarantee chalti hai, woh hai Modi ki guarantee. From the results of the assembly polls, it is evident that the country has now understood that if there is someone who can empower the poor, backward classes, STs and SCs, it is PM Narendra Modi. It is him who can bring them into the mainstream of the country,” he added.
JP Nadda further said, “Whether it is women’s empowerment or fulfilling the dreams of the youth, the people now have faith in PM Modi. It is clear that ‘Modi hai toh mumkin hai'”.
Attacking the INDIA bloc, he said, “Modiji’s development model has grown heavily upon the efforts of the INDI-Alliance to spread casteism and create a division in society. The country, having kept the development model in front, has cemented the poll results.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed confidence that the people of the country will form a BJP government in the Lok Sabha polls in 2024. “It is evident that the people have accepted the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The people have accepted his development model, his schemes designated for the welfare of the poor, and his efforts to establish the image of the country on the global stage,” CM Yogi told reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.
“Today, our government got repeated in Madhya Pradesh. Also, we achieved a massive victory in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. It is now clear that the people of the country will form the BJP’s government in the Lok Sabha polls in 2024 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” he added.
In a related development, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday conceded the party’s defeat in the Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, but he said that the party’s battle of ideology would continue. “We humbly accept the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan – the battle of ideology will continue,” Rahul Gandhi posted on X.
In Telangana where the Congress is set to form the next government, dethroning BRS’s 10-year rule, he said that his party will fulfil the promise of making “Prajalu Telangana”. “I am very thankful to the people of Telangana – we will fulfil the promise of making Prajalu Telangana. Heartfelt thanks to all the workers for their hard work and support,” the Wayanad MP posted on X.
Thanking the people of Telangana for voting them to power, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday admitted that the party’s performance in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan has been “disappointing,” and resolved to “overcome temporary setbacks” and prepare fully for the Lok Sabha elections along with the “INDIA parties.”
According to counting trends, Congress is set to dethrone the K Chandrashekar Rao-led BRS government in Telangana, while in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh it is set to lose power and in Madhya Pradesh too, the grand-old party failed to wrest power from the BJP.
“I thank the people of Telangana for the mandate we have received from them. I also thank all those who voted for us in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Our performance in these three states have no doubt been disappointing, but with determination, we reaffirm our strong resolve to rebuild and revive ourselves in these three states,” the Congress chief said in a post on ‘X.’