Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described his Bharatiya Janata Party’s stunning victory in assembly elections in India’s biggest state Uttar Pradesh as historic and underlined that it’s a mandate for “development and good governance.”
In a series of tweets on March 11, he said: “I thank the people of Uttar Pradesh from the core of my heart. This victory of Bharatiya Janata Party is a victory for development and good governance.”
“Gratitude to the people of India for the continued faith, support and affection for the BJP. This is very humbling & overwhelming,” Mr Modi said.
“Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening,” he said in a separate post on the micro-blogging site.
Mr Modi said “every moment of our time, everything we do is for welfare & wellbeing of the people of India. We believe in the power of 125 crore Indians.”
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s office said in a post on the PM’s Twitter handle that he congratulated Modi and BJP on the election victory in UP and Uttarakhand.
Mr Modi replied by posting “Thank you. Long Live Democracy.”
Mr Modi termed as “very special” BJP’s emphatic win in the elections in Uttarakhand state also and assured the people of the state that his party’s government would “work with full alacrity assiduousness to serve the people.”