BJP leaders across the country are rejoicing in the party’s apparent victories in the assembly elections of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. They are attributing the party’s success to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his “guarantees” to the people.
“People have reposed their trust in Modi’s guarantees,” said BJP leader and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi. He took a dig at the Congress, saying that the people have rejected the party’s false promises.
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh echoed Joshi’s sentiments, saying that the people have voted for Modi and his work over the past nine-and-half years.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised Modi’s aggressive campaign ahead of the assembly election. He said that Modi’s public meetings and appeals to the people have touched the hearts of the voters.
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that it was Modi’s belief in taking everyone together that worked for the party.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hailed the party’s victory as a result of Modi’s guidance.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that the victory was an indicator of what is to come in 2024. He said that the people of India have put their faith in Narendra Modi.
In Chhattisgarh, the BJP manifesto — ‘Modi ki Guarantee 2023’ — promised cooking gas cylinders at Rs 500 to poor families, one lakh government jobs, and a Rs 12,000 annual financial assistance to married women. The BJP had also promised to procure paddy at Rs 3,100 per quintal and an annual assistance of Rs 10,000 to land less farm labourers.
Modi himself had said that all promises made to the people will be fulfilled. He had taken a dig at the Congress for its set of promises, saying that those who do not have any guarantee about themselves are offering guarantees to the people.
In Jaipur, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a jibe at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying that people have come out of the spell of the “magician.”
The BJP’s victories in these three states are a major setback for the Congress, which has been struggling to gain traction in recent years. The party’s headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh are reportedly wearing a deserted look.