New Delhi: Elated over BJP's victory in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the five assembly elections results proved that people have strengthened their faith in the development agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"These results are very exciting for the BJP. I express my gratitude to the people of these five states. They have strengthened their faith in the BJP," Modi said, addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
"The voters have enhanced faith in BJP. Formation of BJP government in Assam is equally surprising for some people as was the party's participation in government in Jammu and Kashmir," the PM said.
"The poll results have shown that people have accepted the BJP's agenda of development and that they are supporting it," he added.
Amid chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' by the party workers, he said, "BJP is rapidly receiving popular acceptance in all regions of India which augurs well for the democracy. This public support would give us more energy and encouragement."
Modi said "all of us" would together make efforts to bring about the change in the lives of common masses.
He thanked BJP chief Amit Shah and his team as well as party units in the five states — Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry — for working tirelessly.
He also thanked voters for turning out in large numbers and participating in the electoral process peacefully, except some incidents of violence.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)
Published Date: May 19, 2016 19:30 PM | Updated Date: May 19, 2016 19:44 PM