While delivering an unprecedented and historic verdict in Gujarat, the people have once again showered their enormous blessings on the BJP. The seats won by the BJP and the percentage of votes it received point to the fact that people reciprocate to the politics of good governance, development, and performance many times more than ever imagined. A party that has been continuously receiving the blessings of the people for the last 27 years and their affection increases even more when it goes to the people seeking a seventh term seems like a miracle in today’s political culture.
The massive mandate of the people of Gujarat, breaking all the earlier records, once again reiterates the fact that democracy can do wonders if politics is aimed at continuously serving the people with hard work and commitment
The charismatic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, through his more than 20 years of service to the people, first as Chief Minister of Gujarat and later as Prime Minister of India, has created an example for the democratic polity across the world. The ‘Gujarat Model’ which has infused the entire nation with new aspirations, continues to inspire people with its ever growing dynamism, creating new records every day. The massive mandate of the people of Gujarat, breaking all the earlier records, once again reiterates the fact that democracy can do wonders if politics is aimed at continuously serving the people with hard work and commitment.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has undoubtedly created history by winning 156 seats, the highest in history, in the recently-held elections to the 182-member Gujarat state assembly. The magnitude of the victory can hardly be over-emphasised, given that the BJP has been forming government since 1995 – and 27 years at the helm is a reasonably long time in a democracy to generate anti-incumbency and a desire for change. Yet, remarkably, voter fatigue for the BJP was conspicuous by its complete absence. This is largely attributable to the ever growing aura and appeal of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who remains the fulcrum around which Gujarat politics has revolved since at least 2001, when he first became the state’s chief minister. Few leaders in the country can match his ability to read voter sentiments, take corrective measures in time, and come up to their expectations in accordance with the changing needs of time. In the context of Gujarat, the decisions to introduce novelty to governance, have vision for long, medium, and short range planning for the entire state, building a robust infrastructure and facilitating the growth of business, agriculture, industry, trade, and entrepreneurship while providing good, accountable, transparent, corruption-free, and responsive governance have set the trends for a high growth rate and development. On the other hand, the BJP’s principal opposition, the faction-ridden Congress, has become synonymous with corruption, dynasty politics, policy paralysis, and divisive politics in the country. The BJP has provided clean and effective governance, both at the centre and in states, creating an atmosphere for performance politics in the country.
Today, when the Indian economy has the highest growth rate among the major economies of the world, the law-and-order situation has seen a dramatic improvement, and India is marching towards becoming a leading country in the post-Covid world. Its democratic polity and stability are huge draws for foreign investors. While the BJP has recorded a historic win in Gujarat, in Himachal Pradesh the difference between the BJP and Congress was a meagre 0.9% of the total votes polled. In Delhi MCD, the hard work of the BJP karyakartas can be seen in almost equal fight in the elections. There is no doubt that the people are reposing their trust in BJP in remarkably huge numbers as the strong and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is giving new directions to the aspirations of the nation. While the nation marches ahead in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ with the resolve of ‘Panch Pran’, the message of Gujarat envisions a new future for India, creating a new record in the electoral history of the nation. firstname.lastname@example.org