BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday made a stunning claim on Saturday, saying that Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister of India till 2047 when India will celebrate its centenary of Independence.
Addressing the party's victory rally at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala, the BJP leader took a jibe at the Congress party's rule from 1947 to 1977 and said the BJP will remain in power till 2047, surpassing the record of the Grand Old Party.
"This government is going to go for a long duration. I will tell you about India's history. After independence (in 1947), from 1950 to 1977, for 27 years the Congress party constantly ruled the nation. It has been in power for the longest duration. Today, I have come here to assure you that Modi ji is going to break that record. There will be BJP in power till the time we enter 100th year of independence in 2047," Madhav said.
BJP won a historic mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, by winning 303 seats out of 542 seats that went to polls in the seven-phase elections on its own. Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India in the second term on May 30, along with his new Cabinet which was appointed on May 31, with BJP chief Amit Shah given the charge of Home Ministry and Rajnath Singh given the charge of Defence Ministry among others.
Further speaking at the rally, Ram Madhav said that the saffron party got the mandate due to its efforts to stop corruption, communal unrest in order to build a strong India,
"We got a massive victory because we succeeded in stopping communal unrest, corruption, building a strong India and introducing financial stability in the last five years," Madhav said. "Our party did not use military achievements to make it to Parliament."