PM narendramodiPrime Minister Narendra Modi has said that people of Maharashtra and Haryana have reposed their trust in Chief Ministers and asserted that they will work even harder in the next five years to serve them. Addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after victory in the Assembly polls, Mr Modi said, when governments often lose power after five years, it is remarkable that BJP dispensations in both states have been given a fresh mandate for five years. He described the party’s performance in Haryana as unprecedented and noted that its vote share had gone up to 36 per cent in this assembly polls from 33 per cent in 2014. 

Mr Modi said, in Maharashtra in the last 50 years, not a single Chief Minister has been able to serve for 5 consecutive years. He said, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis successfully completed a five-year term as Chief Minister. 

Speaking on the occasion, BJP President Amit Shah said, in Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena is going to form the government once again with a majority. He said, in Haryana, there has been a 3 per cent increase in BJP’s vote share since the last time and BJP emerged as the largest party there. Mr Shah said, people have shown their faith in the speed with which Modi 2.0 government is working. Mr Shah also referred to various decisions of the Centre like ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir, criminalizing instant Triple Talaq and giving rights to 40 lakh residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi, indicating that the BJP’s victory in both the states is an endorsement of these steps. 

Congress said it accepts the people’s mandate in Maharashtra and Haryana humbly and respectfully. Speaking to media in New Delhi last evening, senior party leader Anand Sharma said, the results is a moral defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party. He alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and their entire leadership was cut off from the ground reality. Mr Sharma alleged that BJP’s campaign was based on issues not concerning masses and they were silent on issues like economy, unemployment and others.