Posted on May 24, 2019, 8:38 PM IST
BEHOLD THE TSUNAMI OF MODI GOVERNMENT
The largest democracy in the world has voiced its opinion and the mandate has selected Narender Modi as the new supremo of the nation. It has been a long period of campaigning where all the parties in the fray were pushed to their limits. The voting and counting both involved lot pomp and show but the entire pandemonium has finally culminated into a unanimous and powerful victory of the Modi government. BJP itself has won around 300 seats which is a surreal victory in itself. This number has seen a considerable hike from the 282 seats it had won in the 2014 general elections.
After the gratifying win, Narender Modi was quick to tweet that “Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations. I salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance and hard work. They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda.”
Talking about the landslide victory, NDA has won 350 seats, UPA has accounted for 90 seats while the other non aligned parties have bagged 102 seats. The most astonishing and talked about event of the day was Rahul Gandhi’s setback in Amethi at the hands of Smriti Irani. BJP won clean sweep in Varanasi, Gujarat, New Delhi, Haryana. The Modi wave was felt strongly across West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Telangana. Only Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Actor turned Politician, Sunny Deol who was being termed as a Parachute Candidate by the Congress has also won in Gurdaspur thus defeating Congress veteran Sunil Jakhar. Pragya Thakur, who recently made headlines over her ‘deshbhakt’ comment for Nathuram Godse also won against Digvijay Singh in Bhopal.
Both Rahul Gandhi and Narender Modi held their respective press conferences in the wake of the final results. Rahul Gandhi displayed a rather subdued demeanour while interacting with the press and stood firm on his stance of addressing each issue with love and nothing else. He maintained his viewpoint that love can never fail. Narender Modi’s press conference on the other hand was far less abstract and rife with social sentiments. He drew inferences from Mahabharata to pump in maximum appeal. India shall celebrate 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi this time around and the 72nd year of Independence.