During his speech, while presiding over the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting Tuesday, Singh said, “For the first time, the BJP, a non-Congress party, has got a clear majority of its own by winning 282 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats. It has managed to raise its political stature above the Congress. The Indian political landscape now has become BJP vs others.”
He said earlier electoral contests were made out as Congress vs BJP after the saffron party turned nation’s polity bipolar with its stellar emergence in 1989 elections under the Advani-Vajpayee leadership.
Singh highlighted the massive popular surge in favour of the BJP this elections as compared to party’s past performance. “In 2009, about 7.8 crore people voted for the BJP. This time, 17.16 crore votes have been polled in favour of the BJP. Never in the history has such a jump in votes been registered,” Singh said.
The BJP president also sought to highlight the social expansion of the BJP, claiming that all sections of the society have supported the party during this elections and underlined its geographical expansion by pointing to BJP’s increased vote shares in state like Orissa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu among others.
The BJP president also assured that Narendra Modi will deliver the promises made by the BJP during the election campaign.
“I wish to remind about Narendra Modi’s Hyderabad speech where he had said that ‘yes, we can’. As the party president, I want to assure that ‘yes, he will’,” Singh said.
The BJP Parliamentary Party meeting was also attended by party’s chief ministers — Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan) and Manohar Parrikar (Goa) — along with party’s national office-bearers.