As the BJP set for a big victory in Assam assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the verdict historic and said that the party will do everything possible to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the people of Assam. “BJP will take the state’s development journey to new heights.”
As projected in exit polls conducted after the assembly elections ended on May 5, the BJP and its alliance partner the AGP were on their way to defeat the Congress led by Tarun Gogoi, who was seeking a fourth consecutive term in the state.
In the run up to polls in the state, the BJP had launched a high voltage campaign with Modi and BJP president Amit Shah holding rallies.
“Heartiest congratulations to Assam BJP Karyakartas and leaders for the exceptional win. This win is historic by all standards. Phenomenal! Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP and see it as the party that can usher in all-round and inclusive development,” he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
In other results, Mamata Banerjee will return to power for the second consecutive term in West Bengal. In Tamil Nadu, the DMK could not defeat J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK. In Kerala, the Congress led UDF lost power and the LDF is set to form the next government.