His victory remarks also clearly show the prime minister setting his sights on the 2019 election and beyond.
New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s massive poll victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and coming first in terms of vote share if not seats in Goa and Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday set his sights on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by speaking of his personal plans for ‘building a new India by 2022’.
He asked people to take a pledge and express their commitment to building a new India on his private Narendra Modi Mobile App.
‘A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians. This India stands for development,’ Modi tweeted.
In a statement on his website narendramodi.in, the prime minister said, ‘Together, let us build the India of our dreams so that when we mark 75 years of freedom in 2022, we have an India that will make Gandhiji, Sardar Patel and Babasaheb Ambedkar proud.
He said, India is transforming, powered by the strength of each and every citizen of India; an India that is driven by innovation, hard work and creativity; an India characterized by peace, unity and brotherhood; and an India free from corruption, terrorism, black money and dirt.
He also listed out a set of pledges which he wanted the countrymen to take.
Modi wanted the countrymen to pledge that they stand for a corruption-free India, that they will undertake cashless transactions, that they will dedicatedly work towards a Swachh Bharat , that they will ensure a drugs-free India.
The Prime Minister also wanted the people to pledge that they will support and encourage women-led development, that they extend complete support to an accessible India , that they will stand for an India of peace, unity and harmony and that they will be job creators, not job seekers.
This came a day after the BJP, powered by a spirited campaign by Modi, posted landslide victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, decimating the rivals.
In his address to BJP supporters at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday night, Modi said:
I thank the people of the five states and tell them that we won’t let down the faith you have placed in us. BJP leaders will never let you down.
I want to repeat something I said 2.5 years ago.
We are new. Our experience is fresh. We may make mistakes. But our intent will never be incorrect.
I am happy to be the kind of Prime Minister who is asked, “Itna kaam kyun karte ho? (Why do you work so much?)”
They ask why I work so hard, I say we will always work hardest. We serve the people.
A government is made with ‘bahumat’ (majority) but it runs through ‘sarvamat’ (unanimity). Ours is a government for all.
The BJP is for those who voted for us. It is equally a party for those who didn’t.
The government has no right to discriminate and the BJP will never do this.