PM Modi hails Gujarat poll result for India's Amrit Kaal
Victory in Gujarat assembly polls comes at a time when India enters the Amrit Kaal, which shows that during the next 25 years, politics would be about development, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
PM Modi said that because of the people's affection and blessings, even in places where the party didn't win, its vote share increased.
"The blessings and affection of the people have been extraordinary. I bow to them. Even where we didn't win, our vote share increased. We won in Rampur. The result in Bihar also indicates future trend in the state," he said.
PM Modi said the party would work for Himachal Pradesh, despite the party's loss in the state.
"We lost the Himachal elections by less than 1% vote. This had never happened in history. I assure the people that though we might have lost, we will be committed to the state's development," he said.
He said that people have rejected the politics of dynasties and corruption.
"This success has come when India entered the 'Amrit Kaal'. This shows that the next 25 years belong to development and it mirrors the expectations of the country. It also shows that people's anger is rising against corruption and dynastic politics.
Citing this landslide victory, global news outlets have widely reported on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a campaign to a record win on his home turf.
On December 8, the ruling BJP recorded a historic win in Gujarat, winning 156 seats. The BJP's 7th consecutive Assembly poll win in Gujarat is also its biggest since the founding of this state in 1960. The Straits Times of Singapore, the Nikkei Asia, Al Jazeera, Independent, ABC News were among the global publications which displayed photographs of jubilant celebrations of the BJP's win in Gujarat.