The country has seen that "people are God" in elections, he said Having won a massive mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said political
The country has seen that “people are God” in elections, he said
Having won a massive mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said political parties and pundits failed to gauge the public mood ahead of the Lok Sabha election and thanked the electorate for reposing confidence in the saffron party.
In his first public engagement after leading the BJP to a grand victory in the general election, retaining power for a successive term, Modi said he made Kerala his first stop after the win despite having no MP from the state since it was as dear to him as his constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The country has seen that “people are God” in elections, he said.
“Political parties and political pundits could not gauge people’s mood. So did those involved in conducting (poll) surveys. But people gave a strong mandate for the BJP,” he said and thanked the voters for choosing his party.
The recent polls proved that people rejected “negativity” and accepted positivity, he said.
But an elected leader was common to all, he said.
“Elections have their place in democracy and it is the responsibility of the winner to take care of 130 crore people. Those who made us win or those who did not, both are our (people). Kerala is as dear to me as Varanasi is,” Modi said.
On the Nipah virus issue, he said the Centre was working “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the Kerala government to provide all required assistance.
First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 13:02 IST