Hours before filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Varanasi, addressing a BJP cadres,Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is the first election when the country is witnessing a pro-incumbency wave. He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Varanasi as well as the BJP workers for a massive turnout in his roadshow. The massive turnout in PM Modi's roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday went parallel with the Congress party's declaration that local strongman Ajay Rai will be contesting against the PM instead of much-speculated general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Expressing his gratitude, the Prime Minister said:
"There are two sides of this election: One is to win Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, this work has been done yesterday. Kashi is already won. Now the other work is left and that is to win the polling booth. There should not be one polling booth where the flag of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) falls flat. Today after filing the papers, you have to do nothing, Modi wins or loses, whatever happens to Modi, Ganga Maiyya will see, but any worker of the polling booths should not lose. I won't feel bad if I lose but if BJP worker's hard -work loses, I will feel bad."
Emphasizing his pleasure about the support that people showed during the roadshow, he said:
"People have made up their mind. It is first time in history that this type of election is being fought. There is a pro-incumbency wave. We are grateful for this extreme love citizens have showered upon us. This was the an amalgamation of BJP workers' hard-work and people's love. Yesterday's turnout was heaven-sent for me."