Narendra Modi: We accept people's verdict with humility

Published: 12 December, 2018 10:43 IST | IANS | New Delhi

Modi said victory and defeat were an integral part of life

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the BJP accepts with humility verdict of people in the five states and congratulated the Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their victories.

Modi, in a series of tweets in the evening on a long day of results, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had worked tirelessly for people.

"We accept the people's mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people," he said.

Modi said victory and defeat were an integral part of life. "Today's polls will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India." "Congratulations to the Congress for their victories. Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram."

The Prime Minister also thanked the BJP workers for their hard work in the Assembly elections. The Congress is set to form a government in Chhattisgarh, where it routed the BJP after 15 years. In Rajasthan, the Congress emerged as a single-largest party ousting the BJP and is poised to form the next government.

In the closely fought battle in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress has reached close to the halfway mark in 230-member Assembly and was likely stake claim to for government with support of Independents and other parties. The BJP is following it as a close second.

The TRS is poised to win 77 seats in the 119-member Telangna Assembly. In Mizoram, the MNF has won majority by defeating the Congress.

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