We accept the people’s mandate with humility: PM Modi
BJP has been unseated from power in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accepts the people’s mandate with humility. Modi’s statement came after assembly elections results in five states–Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram–showed that the BJP has performed poorly in these elections. The saffron party has been unseated in key states like Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. It had been in power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for 15 years and in Rajasthan for five years.
In a series of tweets, the PM thanked the voters and said the BJP governments had worked hard, even as final results for Madhya Pradesh kept trickling in. The trends showed that the Congress was ahead of the BJP.
“We accept the people’s mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people,” he said.
The PM said: “Victory and defeat are an integral part of life.”
He said the BJP workers worked “day and night” for the state elections. “I salute them for their hardwork,” he said.
Speaking about the assembly election results, Modi said the results will “further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India”.
He also congratulated the Congress for its victories.
“Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram,” he said in another tweet.
Earlier, addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the party’s impressive performance in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was a victory of Congress workers and of farmers, shopkeepers and small business owners.
He said the people wanted a change and the time for change had come.