Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses audience at the Maritime India Summit 2016 in Mumbai on April 14, 2016. 
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Maritime India Summit which is being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 14 to 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses audience at the Maritime India Summit 2016 in Mumbai on April 14, 2016. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Maritime India Summit which is being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 14 to 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE

New Delhi : After the party registered a resounding victory in Assam, the BJP parliamentary board passed a resolution asserting that the election results marked the popular endorsement of the programmes and policies under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ”These are focused on inclusive growth of all sections of society. These have benefited the poor, farmers, workers, women, youth & the deprived,” said the resolution.

It added that the results reflect the acceptance of the BJP’s ideology and policies of good governance and development, from Kashmir to Kerala and from Kutch to Kamrup. “The BJP is not only the central pivot of the nation’s politics but its base has expanded to every nook and corner of the country. In fact, the absolute majority secured by party in Assam symbolises its growing strength in the North East and recognizes its pan India presence,” the resolution added.

Targeting the Congress, the resolution added:”The people have resoundingly rejected the opportunistic alliances of the Congress. The Congress strategy to pursue fringe and disruptive politics in Parliament only for political reasons and opposition to the development agenda of the BJP government, have been rejected by the people in the four large States. The people of India have elected politics of development against the obstructionist approach of the Congress.”

BJP president Amit Shah hailed the results as a testimony of the people’s stamp on the Modi government’s two years of performance and positive politics, laying a “strong foundation” for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a Press conference at the party headquarters, he said: “After seeing the results, none (political parties) will try to go with the Congress in future elections; irrespective of who lost or win, the Congress has lost everywhere.”

Analysing the results, he said the BJP has performed wonderfully even in areas where the organisation was weak. He pointed out that the party increased its vote percentage in West Bengal two-and-a-half times from 4.6% in 2011 to 10.7% and still better at three times from 6% in 2011 to 15% votes polled by the NDA. There was also no decrease in the party’s percentage of votes in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

PM Modi said the poll victory in Assam, the first for the party in the north east, has made it clear that BJP is rapidly receiving “popular acceptance” in all parts of the country which “augurs well” for democracy.

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