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People of India have chosen evolution and nationalism: Amit Shah tweets, BJP leaders react to landslide win

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2019, 01.07 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led-BJP appeared set for a resounding comeback on Thursday with leads in 345 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 90, as the counting of the votes polled in India's 17 Lok Sabha election was underway.

BJP president Amit Shah tweeted that "the result is India's mandate against propaganda, lies, personal insinuations and baseless politics by the opposition".


"Today's mandate also shows that the people of India have chosen evolution and nationalism by completely uprooting casteism, familyism and appeasing from the country," his tweet read.


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted out saying, "Thank you very much for giving the prime minister, Bharatiya Janata Party such a great victory.  I convey my heartfelt gratitude to the countrymen". 

Senior leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the early trends "historic" and credited it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "astute" leadership and party chief Amit Shah's "dynamism".

In a series of tweets, Singh said the people of India have once again given a decisive mandate to the BJP-led NDA and reposed their faith in Modi's leadership and vision of New India.

Party's spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain described the party's excellent performance as "the victory of the developmental work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the defeat of negative politics."


He further said those who thought that by forming a coalition based on caste politics they can defeat development, "this is a new era...Modi era...An era of development politics. Whoever will bring development, will win."

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj extended her gratitude to PM Modi for helping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to lead in the Lok Sabha elections.

"Congratulations @narendramodi for helping BJP win big. On behalf of people, I extend my gratitude," she tweeted.

Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu said, "People wanted Modi for the future of the nation".

"We did a great job in West Bengal where we didn’t have the strength... The impact of the BJP has increased in UP".

"People are with Modi and opposition was on the other side," Suresh Prabhu added.

While attacking opposition Suresh Prabhu said, "When BJP wins they blame EVMs and when they win they accept the results".

"You can blame anyone for their work, their policies are responsible for their defeat," Prabhu added.

BJP's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat candidate, Sunny Deol in an upbeat tone said that he is very "happy with the fact that Modiji is winning."

"I am very happy and want Modiji to come back. Let the counting complete. I am happy with the fact that Modiji is winning.  I want to work with him to make our constituency better."

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP's Jaipur Lok Sabha seat candidate, said that PM Modi has "made the country strong".
"Now when India has seen the work done by Prime Minister Modi, the country would not see back. This is for the country's development. The captain of the team deserves all the praises. He is the leader. He has made the country strong," Rathore said.

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Senior leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the early trends "historic" and credited it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'astute' leadership and party chief Amit Shah's 'dynamism'.