This is so well-timed. We needed a strong, decisive and stable government in the center with an adamant leader. People of India elected Modi as their leader for firm leadership. BJP gets majority on its own which is a good sign. NDA had resulted in lackluster performance; the first NDA government was headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji. It is an upright move that BJP has won the election with thumping majority and it is good for the nation but at the same time the victory should be used for the upliftment of the country and not to take any revenge. They should avoid mistakes done by the earlier government. More than Modi’s magic, it is anti-incumbency factor against the government and its policies and no other strong parties can take non-Congress, non-BJP alternative. People of this country have given one more chance to BJP for forming a government after 10 years. Let’s see, how they utilise this opportunity. This result is the need of the hour to destroy Congress’s arrogance.
However, Modi had set the mood of the campaign much earlier in February 2013, when he spoke about the ‘Gujarat model of development’ during an interaction with the students at Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce. He spoke about the Gujarat model again at the India Today Conclave in March, positioning himself as a no-nonsense, pro-development leader. The BJP built up its campaign right from the world go, i.e. on September 13, 2013, the day when Modi was announced to be the party’s PM nominee. Two days later, on September 15, addressing his first rally as PM candidate in Rewari, Haryana, he raised the issue of secularism even before the Congress could do it so to attack him. “If politicians want to learn secularism, look at the Indian Army,” he said, living the dictum that offence is the best defence.
All these years, Congress was surviving on vote bank politics post 2004. Nevertheless, they were joined by MMS in their mission and they kept hoodwinking people for few votes from section of society. Every Indian started using internet as a platform to connect with the people. Social Network sites like Facebook, Orkut and Twitter became real voice of people to show real versus fake. From there, Congress’s first family started losing grip in the country. The leadership vacuum created by Congress’s dirty politics was rightly filled in by NaMo who was development oriented. Due to immense presence on social media and active support groups, even main stream media learnt that colluding with political party doesn’t pay in long run. Development and good governance will be on the agenda in all future elections. Finally, people have seen through the divisive politics played, the sheer corruption and loot, in the name of “Secularism”, Caste, Reservations and Socialism. This will be the death of Dynasty Politics once for all!
In initial trends, BJP alone was leading in 275 seats — its best ever tally in Lok Sabha polls, while the NDA has crossed the 300-mark. The earlier best by BJP was 182 seats in the 1999 Lok Sabha polls, when the party formed its government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee. Top BJP leaders including L.K. Advani and Rajnath Singh congratulated Modi for the party’s electoral victory. Buoyed by the party’s stellar performance, celebrations started at the party’s Delhi headquarters right from the time initial trends started trickling in and workers and leaders danced to the beats of ‘dhols’ and distributed sweets. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara and Varanasi won at both the places. While he was leading with a hefty margin of over 5.6 lakh votes in Vadodara, in Varanasi he was leading by with one lakh votes. Barely an hour after the count began, the picture was clear: it was just a countdown for Narendra Modi to ascend the high chair. Riding on an immense electoral wave in favour of its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, the BJP is marching ahead of all others. The man of the moment is towering over others and fast emerging as the destiny of the nation. It’s not a Modi wave, as talked about, it is a TsuNaMo. The message is clear and the future could not have been spelt in more direct terms. The Modi wave, it seems, was actually larger than what was believed. As the man of the moment sits quietly in his home in Gandhinagar watching election trends on TV, the future awaits him in New Delhi.
Modi’s 38 mega rallies across the nation were attended by 1.1 crore people while his 55 rallies during Assembly polls in four states were attended by an additional 50 lakh people. His 196 Bharat Vijay rallies across India were attended by 1.5 crore people. Then there were other means of reaching out to the voters. His much-talked-about Chai Pe Charcha event across 4,000 locations helped him reach out to 50 lakh people. His 3D hologram rallies generated much curiosity in 1,350 locations where they were held and helped Modi reach out to 1.4 crore people. Modi is known for using technology to reach out to youngsters. The BJP used modern Information Technology tools to their best potential in its LS campaign. Other than the Chai Pe Charcha videoconferences and 3D rallies of Virtual Modi, the BJP sent SMSes, WhatsApp text messages and voice calls to 13 crore people. The 24×7 war rooms, equipped with social media experts, were also set up to manage the party’s campaign on the internet. A group of 200 youngsters from prestigious institutions like IITs and IIMs quit their jobs to join the BJP’s aggressive internet campaign under an umbrella group titled ‘Citizens for Accountable Governance’. Modi already has a massive online and social media campaign. Among the first major politicians to take up social media, he has 3.9 million followers on the micro-blogging site Twitter and over 1.3 crore likes on his Facebook page.
All this has benefited Modi and BJP in gaining seats in the history. Many parties like DMK, MNS, BSP etc were defeated with Zero seats. Taking moral responsibility for Congress party’s debacle, party president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi congratulated the new Narendra Modi led NDA government for their victory. Other parties who were in shock, has not come forward to face media. Moreover, newly emerged Aam Aadmi Party received four seats and this is much better for a year old political party.
Now, it’s time to say, Good bye to Congress and welcome BJP. I hope they will live up to the people’s expectations.