Assembly Election Results 2017
Foreign media across the globe has reported the thumping victory in Assembly polls and hailed the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Wrote that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has declared a landslide victory in crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state. The agency has reported that the month-long, fiercely fought vote in Uttar Pradesh and four other states have been seen as a referendum on PM Modi’s nearly three-year-old rule, especially after his ban last year on high-value notes……………
In its report writes that the triumph vindicates PM Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor……………
The Washington Post
Says India’s ruling party won landslide victories in results announced on 11 March from key state legislative elections that are seen as a referendum on the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nearly 3-year-old government……………
Says in its report that, PM Narendra Modi’s party has won a landslide victory in one of India’s key states, a boost for the prime minister halfway through his first term. The Bharatiya Janata Party took control of northern India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh – with the biggest majority there since 1980……………
Writes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was on course for a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader……………
Indian Newspapers covered BJP’s Mammoth Victory
The BJP decimated every other political party in Uttar Pradesh and bagged a whopping 325 seats in the state and the front-pages of most newspapers echoed exactly the same sentiment. PM Shri Narendra Modi, according to most editorials and political commentators, is responsible for BJP’s clean sweep in the state.
The Indian Express
“Now the Modi-Amit Shah led BJP’s sweep confirms that what UP is seeing is a new phase of politics. Now BJP is setting the agenda, certainly, but, more than that, it is becoming what the people want it to be.”
The BJP had a finger in each electoral pie — caste, religion, development….
The Times Of India
Explaining the Indira Gandhi connection, it added: “After transforming from the Hindu Hriday Samrat of Gujarat to Development Man in 2014, UP 2017 saw Modi again re-invent himself as a pro-poor welfarist.
“A combination of factors that included a pro-poor Modi , meticulously crafted caste arithmetic in ticket distribution, a division of anti-BJP votes among the SP-Congress alliance and the BSP, tremendous hard work put in by the Shah-led army of party workers for several months before the elections helped the party achieve its unprecedented win”.
The BJP rode the ‘Modi wave’ to claim victories not just in Uttar Pradesh, but in Goa and Uttarakhand as well.
Foreign leaders and eminent personalities congratulate PM Modi
After the BJP’s impressive performance in the assembly elections, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has received felicitations from prominent personalities and foreign leaders including the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and French President Francois Hollande.
French President Francois Hollande
Francois Hollande called up Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to congratulate him over BJP’s good showing at the recently held Assembly polls.
“French President, HE Mr. @fhollande called PM @narendramodi to convey his felicitations at the election results. @Elysee”.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Dhabi
Spoke to PM Shri Narendra Modi. In a tweet, the PMO said, “HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, spoke to PM to convey his felicitations to PM at the election results.”
Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
“Congratulations to @narendramodi and @BJP4India on decisive victories in UP and state elections! Courageous leadership, endorsed by Indians,” Harper said in his tweet. Shri Modi also thanked former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his wishes. “Gratitude for the good wishes,” the prime minister responded.
Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar
“Namaskar. Aadarniya @narendramodi ji, @AmitShah ji aur BJP ke sabhi karyakartao’n ko is shaandaar jeet ki bahut badhaai”.
Film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui
In his Tweet Nawazuddin said, “Congratulation to @narendramodi ji, for the mega VICTORY.”
Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri in his tweet said, “Congratulations @narendramodi @AmitShah for the victory in state elections. The mandate comes with a big responsibility for good governance.”
Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev
Congratulations to @narendramodi Ji & @AmitShah Ji for the mega victory. Indian democracy is coming out of the trap of caste and religion. Narendra Modi added, Thank you. People are voting for development.
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif
Former Team India batsman Mohammad Kaif also congratulated PM Modi Ji, “Congratulations @BJP4India and @narendramodi ji for a spectacular victory in UP and Uttarakhand. UP victory is massive.”
The prime minister responded, “Thanks a lot. Yes, the scale and support is historical.”
Flipkart Co-Founder Sachin Bansal
“More than my understanding, it is the people who have trusted the BJP & we will never betray this faith,” Shri Modi replied to Sachin Bansal.
Film actress & MP Hema Malini
Modiji’s unquestioned leadership, strong decision making and personal charisma combined with Amit Shahji’s planned strategy have contributed to victory. When I went on the campaign trail, thousands came to the meetings — there was a total Modi surge, demand for ‘vikaas’ everywhere and hope that only BJP can deliver.
Karyakartas’ victory celebration
The imminent victory triggered widespread celebrations all across Uttar Pradesh, in other states of the country and as well as at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Immediately after the trends indicated huge victory, celebrations erupted outside BJP offices in every state and BJP Central Office in New Delhi with party workers dancing and splashing each other with Gulal and flowers.
Overjoyed BJP workers, leaders and supporters hugged each other and raised victory slogans in the BJP office as counting trends indicated a comfortable victory for the party in the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
In UP the Bharatiya Janata Party office is just across the road of the sprawling Vidhan Sabha building. In that entire Vidhan Sabha area the BJP Karyakartas celebrated and raised slogans there, like “Chappa Chappa Bhajpa”, “Kahan pade ho chakkar mein, koi nahin hai takkar mein” and “Modi Modi”. Some were also carrying posters of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who most feel acted as the game changer in BJP.
Assembly Election Results 2017 : victory celebration
Karyakartas welcome PM at BJP Headquarters
Government will be for those who voted for BJP and those who did not: PM Modi
Addressing BJP Karyakartas at the party headquarters in New Delhi, PM Shri Narendra Modi said the election results in five states are a mandate for the foundation of a new India where the poor get opportunities, rather than dole, and lighten the burden of the middle class. PM said the BJP must make all efforts to meet expectations. He reminded the party, that its leaders depended on hard work and not legacies to rise in politics.
“Ek naye Hindustan ke darshan ho rahe hain mujhe. (I can see the vision of a new India),” Shri Modi said, adding that BJP’s big success in UP, with the large population and size, could help set the country in a new direction. “The five states are the foundation of a new India. The poor are saying they will rather work than receive. Give me the opportunity, I will work hard, they are saying,” the PM said.
Shri Modi also praised BJP National President Shri Amit Shah, saying equal credit should go to him and party cadres for BJP’s success. “Under Amitbhai, the party has not only won polls but has grown by leaps and bounds, spreading across the country and we can proudly claim to be part of the largest party in the world,” he said. Shri Modi said the BJP government would take everyone along as “in democracy, governments are formed with a majority but run with consensus”.
Speaking at BJP headquarters, PM Shri Narendra Modi recalled his 2014 speech while unveiling the manifesto and reminisced how it was criticized. “I had said I am new, can commit mistakes but will do nothing with ill intention. Hard work and transparency were the other pledges I had taken in the speech.”
The PM asked the party to be humble in victory, a conciliatory message to the opposition after a bitter campaign and ahead of a Parliament session where the Centre hopes to pass the GST law. Fruits make a tree stoop, nature inspires us that when the fruits of victory are in sight, we should stoop the most. We should not lust for office, he said.
On his reference to legacy politics, he said BJP should be grateful to a string of members who had sacrificed their all over generations. “Atalji, Advaniji, Kushabhau Thakre and Jana Krishnamoorthy have done everything to spread the party ideology.”
Referring to the record turnout in the five states, the PM asked political pundits to change the discourse. “Political pundits should review how the party won with an overwhelming majority after a record turnout. I have seen a few experts discussing the verdict but they should change the discourse as how record turnout happened without an emotional issue in play,” he said.
He said that rising poll percentage was a good sign for democracy. Asking people to take a pledge every year till 2022 when the country completes 75 years of independence, he said, “If 125 crore people of the country take a pledge every day, the country will not lag behind in the race for development.”
Striking a conciliatory note, he added, “This government is of those who have voted for it and also those who have not. Of those who have walked along, and also of those who have not.”
Expounding his formulation, Shri Modi said, “Today, middle class has to bear the greatest burden of taxes, of rules and regulation, and observe social norms. The quantum of economic burden for the middle class is the most. This should reduce, the middle classes want hurdles to be removed so that they can be achievers. Once the poor begin to carry their own burden, the burdens on the middle class will reduce. This is new India.”
He said the poor had come out of a mindset where they looked up to a patron or benefactor, an apparent reference to “mai-baap” politics he has often accused Congress of. Shri Modi said BJP saw the mandate it had received as a “sacred direction” from the people to serve. “Work relentlessly to fulfill the aspirations of the janta janardhan,” he said.
PM Modi most popular leader since Independence
BJP National President Shri Amit Shah while welcoming PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji at Party Headquarters in New Delhi and addressing the Karyakartas during victory celebrations after the party’s massive sweep in Uttar Pradesh and other states said election results prove that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader since Independence.
The results are very encouraging for the BJP, we are going to form government in four states – UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, he said, thanking voters and party workers in all five states where assembly elections were held. He said the results were a victory of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership and the mandate would “take the country’s politics in a new direction.”
“The outcome has shown the faith the poor have reposed in Modi Ji. Even his political rivals will have to admit that he has emerged as the tallest leader in the country since independence,” he said.
“This is a win for people, for their determination. This is a win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and it is a win for the hard work and efforts of our party workers,” BJP President said.
The BJP, along with allies, has won 325 of UP’s 403 seats, leaving very few seats to be shared by all other parties. It has also swept Uttarakhand, adjacent to UP. Goa and Manipur, which saw direct contests between the Congress and BJP, have not given any party a majority and the BJP is in with a chance to form government with the support of others.