Results of polls show people are against corruption, want progress: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked voters for reposing faith in the BJP after it fared well in different polls across the country and said the results suggest that people want “progress” and are against “corruption”.
Speaking after the his party won maximum seats in the Maharashtra and Gujarat municipal council polls, Modi said, “Over the last few days, we have seen the results of various polls -- parliamentary, assembly and civic polls -- across India.”
“Be it the Northeast, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat... the BJP has performed very well. I thank the people... These results across India suggest that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance,” Modi said.
The elections were largely seen as a test of the government’s popularity following its demonetisation decision.
The national party emerged as major gainers in the first phase of Maharashtra’s municipal council polls on Monday, winning 851 seats across 164 urban local bodies. Last week, the BJP retained two parliamentary seats -- in Madhya Pradesh and Assam -- and won three assembly seats, one each in MP, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh when the results of by-elections for 10 assembly and four Lok Sabha seats were announced.