• Sunday, March 03, 2024


Indians firmly with good governance: Modi after BJP’s massive win in Hindi heartland elections

Our bond with Telangana is unbreakable and we will keep working for the people, the PM said after his party was defeated in the southern state.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi holds a bow and arrow at a public rally. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (3) thanked the ‘janta janardhan’ (people’s verdict) for the dominant win of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in three key states in the country’s Hindi heartland. The BJP wrested Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the opposition Indian National Congress while retaining Madhya Pradesh.

It, however, failed to make inroads in Telangana, the fourth state that went to the polls last month, but promised its people for continued support. He also thanked the people of the states for their “unwavering support” and party karyakartas (functionaries) for their tireless work in these elections.

In a post on X, Modi said in English and Hindi, “We bow to the Janta Janardan. The results in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan indicate that the people of India are firmly with politics of good governance and development, which the @BJP4India stands for.”

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“I thank the people of these states for their unwavering support and assure them that we will keep working tirelessly for their well-being.

“A special thanks to the hardworking Party Karyakartas. Each of them is exemplary! They have worked tirelessly and highlighted our development agenda among the people.”

Addressing a post to the people of Telangana in English and Telugu, Modi said, “My dear sisters and brothers of Telangana, Thank you for your support to the @BJP4India.

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“Over the last few years, this support has only been increasing and this trend will continue in the times to come.

“Our bond with Telangana is unbreakable and we will keep working for the people.

“I also appreciate the industrious efforts of each and every BJP Karyakarta.”

In the 2018 elections, the BJP could win only one seat in Telangana, which has 119 members in its legislative assembly. In 2023, it won eight seats.

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The BJP was leading in 115 out of 199 seats in Rajasthan, 163 out of 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh and 55 out of 90 in Chhattisgarh at the time of writing this report.

Indian home minister Amit Shah also came up with a post each for the states that the BJP won besides Telangana.

In another post in Hindi, he took a dig at the opposition Indian National Congress saying the election results “proved that the days of appeasement and caste politics are over”.

“There is only and only Modi ji in the hearts of the people…

“Today’s election results have proved that the days of appeasement and caste politics are over…New India votes on Politics of Performance.

“I salute the people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan for this immense support. Many congratulations to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on this grand victory of BJP.”

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