Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked the people of Maharashtra and Haryana for voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the October 21 Assembly Elections.
“I want to thank the people of Haryana and Maharashtra from the core of my heart for having put their faith in BJP,” PM Modi said while addressing party workers at BJP headquarters in Delhi.
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is set to win a second term, though their numbers are likely to shrink in comparison to 2014. In Haryana, the BJP is set to emerge as the single largest party.
Lauding first-time chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, the Prime Minister said that Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar brought the people together.
“I want to thank first-timers Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis. They were not even ministers before. Haryana in itself is an unprecedented win. This is because generally governments are not re-elected after their full term. However, being elected again is a very big thing,” PM Modi said.
Speaking at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, Amit Shah earlier exuded confidence that BJP will form the government in Haryana.
Shah further said that the BJP has won the first two elections during Modi 2.0.
“Today at the occasion of our double win in Maharashtra and Haryana, I want to thank all our workers. Haryana and Maharashtra were not our strongholds before. But with the able leadership of Modi ji, we have formed governments in both states. BJP has won both its elections since Modi 2.0,” Shah said.
BJP is currently on 40 seats in Haryana, 6 seats short of the majority.
PM Modi earlier in the day tweeted thanks to the people of Maharashtra and Haryana for blessing the BJP with immense support. He also lauded the workers of the BJP and the Shiv Sena for their hard work.
Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Maharashtra and Haryana was held in a single phase on October 21.