Assembly Elections 2016: Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP, says PM Modi (Watch video)

PM Modi said on Thursday - "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."

Last Updated: May 19, 2016, 22:50 PM IST
Assembly Elections 2016: Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP, says PM Modi (Watch video)
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Delhi: An exuberant Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the mandate for the BJP in the Assembly elections showed that people were supporting the party's ideology of development.

He also said that the poll victory in Assam, the first for the party in the Northeast, had made it clear that BJP was 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 here before attending the Parliamentary Board meeting to review the election result, PM Modi said, "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."

"This mandate will give us more strength and enthusiasm. Together we have to work to fulfill dreams of the people," he added amid chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' by the party workers.

At the same time, PM Modi pointed out, ​"Formation of BJP government in Assam is equally surprising for some people as was the party's participation in government in Jammu and Kashmir." 

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.