Modi sure of retaining power with full majority

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 17, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah attend a press conference in New Delhi, on May 17, 2019.

However, the Prime Minister did not take any questions.

Though he did not take any questions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his first press conference in the last five years that he will retain power and the BJP will secure majority on its own.

Pointing at BJP President Amit Shah, he said “President is everything” for the BJP and refused to answer questions put to him after his opening remarks.

Terming the elections amazing, he said it was held in a positive spirit. “A government with full majority will come back after remaining in power for five years. This is probably happening after a very long time. This is a big deal in itself,” he said.

“The public has decided on the next government. We have promised many things in our manifesto to take the country forward. As soon as possible, the new government will take charge and we will take decisions one after another,” Modi added.

‘Impress the world’

He maintained that India should impress the world with its diversity and democracy. “I believe there are some things that we can proudly say to the world. This is the world’s largest democracy, it is our responsibility to take the power of this democracy to the world. We should impress the world with the diversity of the democracy,” he said.

Modi said the BJP will start works to fulfil its promises as soon as it comes back to power.

“We ensured last-mile delivery, which was a new structure of governance... Our government will take up its responsibility as soon as possible,” he claimed.

“Election results came on May 16, 2014 and a huge casualty took place on May 17, 2014. Today is also May 17. People in ‘Satta bazaar’, who bet for the Congress to win in elections, faced huge losses on May 17,” he added.

Shah said people were happy with the performance of Modi government and they will re-elect the party. He said BJP workers personally reached out to 24 crore people during the campaigns.

For more: Elections 2019

Published on May 17, 2019

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