New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said people across India were placing their faith in the BJP as the party headed for a win in Assam and grab a seat for the first time in Kerala.
The Bharatiya Janata Party was also set to win seven assembly seats in West Bengal.
“Across India, people are placing their faith in (the) BJP and see it as the party that can usher in all-round and inclusive development,” Modi tweeted.
Modi was elated about the BJP’s victory in Assam — the first state in the northeast to go the BJP way. The BJP’s expected win will end 15 years of Congress rule.
He said the BJP would do “everything possible to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of the people of Assam and take the state’s development journey to new heights”.
He congratulated BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbanand Sonwal for the performance and the efforts through the campaign.
The BJP led in 78 of the 126 constituencies in Assam. The ruling Congress was almost decimated, cruising ahead in only 29 seats.
Modi also thanked BJP workers in Kerala.
“I salute all those who built the BJP in Kerala, brick by brick, decade after decade. It is due to them that we are seeing this day.”
In Kerala, the BJP was set to win in one constituency — a first for the party in the state that has never elected a BJP candidate either in assembly or Lok Sabha elections.
Modi said the persistence of the party in Kerala had paid off “and we will become an even stronger voice of the people”.
Modi thanked the people of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala for their support and assured “them we will always work hard and serve them”.