As the campaigning for the seventh and final phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to an end on Thursday evening, BJP president, flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the party has run the most extensive campaign in history.
Addressing his maiden press conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP will return to power with full majority.
“It will happen after a long time in the country, our government will come to power with an absolute majority for second consecutive time. Earlier circumstances were that some collaborations made government; some through family traditions; but not in 2014, and now in 2019,” he said.
He further thanked the public for the five years given to him as the Prime Minister of the country and said the party will try to fulfil the promises made in the manifesto at the earliest.
“We will try to fulfil promises made in our manifesto at the earliest. Our speciality has been last mile delivery. This is the new culture of governance,” PM Modi said.
Earlier, party president Amit Shah thanked the public for its support in the successful completion of the poll campaign.
“In 2014, we came to power with a historic majority. We have worked hard under PM Modi to fulfil public aspirations,” Amit Shah said adding that the party is confident of the Modi government returning to power once again.
“In 2019, we will return with a bigger majority. We have tried to fulfil the aspirations of the people. Over 133 schemes have reached the people of the country,” Amit Shah said.
The BJP chief said the party’s focus has been the upliftment of the poor, farmers and women adding that 50 crore poor people have benefited from PM Modi’s schemes.
Taking a dig at the opposition, Shah said this was the first such election where inflation and corruption were not the issues raised by the opposition.
Shah further said the party has worked hard for the elections which will come to an end on May 19, adding that the results will be favourable for the BJP in all the seats it is contesting.
Speaking on the process of the election campaign, Shah said the BJP started its campaign from January 16 with a cluster meeting which was attended by seniors leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley among others. “We have established 161 call centres across the nation to monitor the campaign,” he said.
The General Elections is being held in seven phases with the final one to be conducted on Sunday, May 19. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May, and on the same day, the results will be declared.