I am confused whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘lehar’ exists or not? The Maharashtra and Haryana results prove that Modi continues to dominate the political scene, after he led the BJP to a historical win in the Lok Sabha elections last May.
In Haryana, the BJP received mandate to form the government. The INLD bagged second position while the ruling Congress finished third. If I talk about our own state Maharashtra, the 15-year rule of the Congress-NCP has ended as the BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 120 plus seats. The party must be disappointed for failing to secure majority on its own. Interestingly, former ally Shiv Sena came second by winning 60 plus seats. Congress appears to have been routed with third position, and its 15 years alliance partner NCP finished fourth.
It can well be concluded that the Modi wave continues to sweep the country, as in these two elections the Prime Minister was the star campaigner for his party, and held more than 30 rallies in Maharashtra and about 20 in Haryana.
The Modi wave is attributed to the fact that throughout the run-up to the elections, none of the leaders from other parties — including the Congress’ Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi — could match the content, appeal and energy in addressing election meetings. However, Uddhav Thackeray denies any wave. Earlier also Uddhav raised question that if there is a Narendra Modi wave, then why does BJP want him to hold so many rallies in Maharashtra. That time Uddhav asked, “Till date in my life I have not seen any prime minister conducting so many rallies to campaign for the party in the state. If there is a Modi wave, then why does BJP want Modi to hold 20-25 rallies?”
After the results, once Balasaheb Thackeray’s lieutenant and now Uddhav’s, former Chief Minister Manohar Joshi also denies that Modi wave exists. He said, “There was no Modi wave… No….. If Modi wave was there, then they would have received clear majority.”
Even Rahul Gandhi denies Modi wave. With Congress losing power in Maharashtra and Haryana, it’s President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the party will now play a “constructive and vigilant role” in the two states where the people have voted for “change” after 15 and 10 years.
Congratulating BJP for its success, the Congress leadership also expected that parties forming the government will “fulfill the promises that they made”.
The Congress party accepts the election verdict delivered by the people of Maharashtra and Haryana with humility and resolves to play a constructive and vigilant role.
Amit Shah rejecting Uddhav, Joshi and Gandhi’s comment said Modi wave has become Tsunami. “Some people rejected the Modi wave after the bypoll results last month. But I want to tell them that the Modi wave is still on like a tsunami and still capable of decimating the BJP’s opponents,” Shah said
Shah is on cloud 9 as in his and his ‘Guru’ capacity they are changing the fate of BJP and making it strong as never before. However, confusion still persists whether the Modi wave is fading?