The high turnout for the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra indicates “polling against Congress misrule”, BJP today said as it claimed that it would form the government in the two states after winning a decisive mandate from the voters.
“We claim that these polling trends are in favour of BJP and we will form governments with absolute majority in both Maharashtra and Haryana.
“This heavy polling is against the Congress misrule and corruption and in favour of BJP’s good governance and development and credible leadership,” BJP general secretary JP Nadda told reporters here.
BJP ran a very organised campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is his credible leadership which has been accepted by the people and got converted into votes, he added.
While Haryana clocked a record 73 per cent turnout during voting today, Maharashtra had seen 54.5 per cent polling till 1700 hours.
“The polling has been good and that goes in favour of BJP. The feeling of change among people is seen in this heavy turnout,” Nadda said.
The performance of the Modi government vis-a-vis the economy, international relations and ties with neighbours has led to the emphatic response from the voters in both the states, he added.
Nadda said that BJP ran a “very well-organised campaign in these polls” and thanked party workers for their support in the same.
As many as 715 rallies were organised during polls in Maharashtra, besides 9,500 digital sabhas through 89 digital raths (chariots) to reach out to voters in the state, he said. In Haryana, the party held 270 rallies and 10,000 digital sabhas through 90 digital raths.
Meanwhile, asked if BJP has zeroed in on the chief ministerial candidates for the two states, Nadda said “no discussion has taken place yet” in that regard.
Earlier, another senior party leader defended Modi’s aggressive campaigning for the Assembly polls saying he belongs to BJP and would campaign for his party.
“There is no harm in him (Modi) campaigning for his party. He is a political person and will campaign,” the BJP leader said and claimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had never campaigned like that for Congress.
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