Narendra Modi lauds exit polls results, says power of the ballot has won

Soon after the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2014 ended on Monday evening, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tweeted, saying that the `The power of the ballot has won!`

By Sushmita Dutta | Last Updated: May 13, 2014, 18:49 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Soon after the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2014 ended on Monday evening, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tweeted, saying that the `The power of the ballot has won!`

The Gujarat chief minister wrote on microblogging website twitter - “Today once again India has won! The power of the ballot has won & spirit of democracy has emerged supreme.”

"This is the right time to look ahead. It is a time to connect with each other. Lets place people over politics, hope over despair, healing over hurting, inclusion over exclusion and development over divisiveness.

"It is natural for the spirit of bi-partisanship to get temporarily lost in the midst of an election campaign but now is the time to resurrect it," Modi said in his blog, bringing the curtains down on the long election process.

Admitting that this has been a hard-fought election which witnessed both joyous and heated moments, Gujarat CM said, "Now is the time to put the heat and dust of campaign behind and look ahead. Irrespective of who wins on the 16th, the dreams of a billion Indians should not suffer."

He said though political parties and candidates have differing ideologies, "but our goal is one - to work for India and to fulfil the aspirations of our youth."

In a series of tweets Modi added:

“The biggest joy of 2014 Elections has been the increased turnout. Braving the scorching heat & the rain people turned out in large numbers,” Modi tweeted over the record turnout in the Lok Sabha polls 2014.

The Gujarat CM further said, "Wherever I went it was a delight to interact with local people. Social media also helped me understand their sentiments."

"Due to social media, lies & false promises of several leaders could not go beyond the podiums of their rallies! More power to social media," the BJP`s PM nominee said.

Praising the efforts of the National Democratic Alliance, Modi said, "The NDA remained firmly focussed on the agenda of development and good governance and ensuring this became focal points of the entire campaign."

Without referring to the Congress by name, Modi said: "Usually the ruling party sets the agenda of the election. But in this campaign, the ruling party was neither pro-active nor responsive. It remained reactive."