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After independence no leader has emerged the way Narendra Modi has: Kalyan Singh

The Rajasthan governor credited the Prime Minister for the BJP’s resounding victory in the 2017 assembly elections.

lucknow Updated: Mar 13, 2017 08:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Aligarh
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BJP leaders greeting Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh at his residence in Aligarh after the party’s resounding victory in the 2017 assembly elections.(Pradeep Saxena/HT PHOTO)

Former UP chief minister and Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh is delighted with his grandson Sandip Singh’s resounding victory in his ancestral assembly constituency seat of Atrauli.

Celebrating BJP’s stupendous show in UP assembly elections at his Marris road residence on Sunday, he lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership and credited him with party’s historical victory.

“After independence, no other leader has emerged on the country’s political horizon like Narendra Modi has,” Singh said.

He also admitted that with the huge mandate, huge responsibility had come. “It will be a big challenge for the party to fulfil the aspirations of the voters, who have given BJP a clean sweep in the state. We will now have to deliver results according to the promises made in the election manifesto,” he said.

Calling BJP’s victory a revolution, Singh said voters chose the party, “rising above the considerations of caste and creed”.

“The public voted against family favouritism, goonda raj, atrocities against women and corruption. On the other hand, this mandate expresses their appreciation for the welfare schemes launched by the PM and gives a stamp of approval to demonetisation,” he said.

The Rajasthan governor is also delighted that his grandson broke his record to win Atrauli seat with a margin of over 50,000 votes. Singh said that even though he was confident of Sandip’s victory, he hadn’t imagined that it would be as big as this.

Although Kalyan Singh has won Atrauli assembly seat ten times, he has never registered such a huge winning margin.

When Sandip Singh was first declared as BJP’s candidate from the seat, many people had raised doubts on if the 26-year-old would be able to defeat SP’s Viresh Yadav who had won the constituency thrice. Yadav had defeated Prem Lata Verma, Sandip’s mother, in the 2012 polls.

First Published: Mar 13, 2017 08:27 IST