Updated June 15th, 2024 at 21:54 IST

NDA Dispensation Is Strongest Alliance Govt, PM Modi Says | Top Quotes

Modi was addressing the newly-elected MPs and leaders of the NDA from across the country following his election as leader of the ruling coalition.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Edited by: Kriti Dhingra
Modi was addressing the newly-elected MPs and leaders of the NDA from across the country following his election as leader of the ruling coalition. | Image:'X'/@narendramodi
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the opposition of seeking to erode people's trust in democracy and casting a shadow of defeat over the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)'s poll win, asserting that the ruling bloc scored a grand victory in the Lok Sabha elections. He was addressing the newly-elected MPs and leaders of the NDA from across the country following his election as leader of the ruling coalition ahead of his government's swearing-in on Sunday.

Here are top quotes from PM Modi's speech:

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  • If you see in the context of alliances and statistics, then this is the strongest alliance government
  • They [INDI bloc leaders] wanted to stoke fire across the country if the results did not suit them, Modi said as he flayed the opposition for casting suspicions on EVMs and the EC throughout the poll process. 
  • The Electronic Voting Machines silenced them by the evening on June 4
  • The world will also be drawn towards appreciating the diversity and expansiveness of Indian democracy following the Lok Sabha Election results.
  • The Congress has not got as many seats in three Lok Sabha polls since 2014 as we have got in these elections. It has not been able to touch even the 100 mark this time.
  • People know that we had not lost and have not lost
  • Even a child would tell that it is the NDA that was in power before the polls and which is in power after the polls. 
  • Where did we lose? The NDA was there yesterday, is there today and will be there tomorrow.
  • By every parameter, the world recognises that the results reflect the NDA's grand victory.
  • I can see clearly, though the INDI Alliance does not know; they were earlier sinking slowly but are now hurtling down the abyss.
  • These people (opposition) had made up their minds to ensure that people's trust in Indian democracy is broken.
  • I thought they would take out a funeral procession for EVMs. However, as the results were declared by June 4 evening, they were silenced. 
  • This is the strength of Indian democracy, its objectivity, and the election system. I hope questions will not be raised on EVMs for five years. They would probably create a fuss again in 2029 though.
  • Opposition parties tried to obstruct the Election Commission's work by filing many petitions in the Supreme Court; it showed how despondent they were in the electoral field.
  • They conspired to defame India globally, the country will never forgive them. 
  • The opposition parties belong to the last century in their mindset as they are opposed to any technological intervention, be it UPI or Aadhaar. 
  • The INDI Alliance is fundamentally opposed to progress, modernity and technology.
  • While he is beating the drum about India being the "mother of democracy", the opposition is telling the world that there is no democracy in India.
  • Attempts were made to mislead and divide people.

At the ceremony held in the Central Hall of the Parliament complex, it was NDA all the way in optics as well as substance as nine leaders of as many allies flanked Modi, besides three BJP leaders on the dais. In his speech, the prime minister claimed that attempts were made to not accept the NDA's win and overshadow it with a sense of defeat.

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After Modi's election, leaders of different parties met President Droupadi Murmu to submit to her their letters of support for Modi. The NDA tally stands at 293, comfortably above the majority mark of 272.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published June 7th, 2024 at 18:05 IST