Driven by the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ (development of all with everyone’s cooperation), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his alliance partners in the National Democratic Alliance and others whose hearts remain to be won by his government.
Modi was addressing the NDA partners in the Central Hall of parliament in the august presence of Veteran BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on the dais. He visited both of them at their residences on Friday and sought their blessings by touching their feet.
Having won a landslide victory, he counted so many milestones or records achieved in these elections.
Modi said he was amazed and proud to see the new parliament will have maximum number of women MPs. He laid special stress to thank the women voters who for the first time equalled their male counterparts as voters in Indian history.
He also underline the importance of ‘NARA’. He explained it as National Ambition and Region Aspirations. He underlined the importance of never neglecting region aspirations. He also underlined the importance of alliances in the present day Indian politics, irrespective of any party’s
Every one minute Modi’s statements received thunderous applause.
It is worth mentioning that Modi-led NDA alliance reduced its main opposition party Congress to mere 52 seats, making it even lose its eligibility to occupy Leader of Opposition seat in the next parliament. Congress had contested elections under the leadership of its president Rahul Gandhi, who had left no opportunity to lampoon Prime Minister Modi.
Modi, however, on Saturday said he really appreciates that common people who participated in record numbers and despite scorching heat of 45 degrees. The prime minister said it was amazing even for various international leaders who have been greeting him since his win. BJP won 303 seats while its National Democratic Alliance as a unit won 352 of the 542 parliamentary seats that went to poll this time.