Delivering a speech in reply to the 'Motion Of Thanks on the President's address', PM Modi, on Tuesday, said that the electoral-win is not about who won or lost but a win of principles as he envisions the dreams of 130 crore people in the upcoming years, addressing the Lok Sabha.
"This is not a game of win or loss in politics. This was a test of what commitment and dedication are; what living, thinking and working for the masses is. The election result is fruits of a five-year-long, united hard working journey, which when received gives indescribable satisfaction. It is a spiritual experience. Hence, to view the election as to who won or who lost is wrong and I think ahead of this. I see the vision and dreams of 130 crore people of India," he said.
Talking about his previous government's dedication to the poor, he said the mandate has gifted him the satisfaction that his mission has been successful.
"Honourable Speaker, in 2014 when the country had given me the opportunity to lead the nation, I had got the opportunity to say thanks in the Centre hall for the first time, where I had very easily said that my government is dedicated to the poor. Today, after 5 years of governance, I can say with satisfaction that it was done, as expressed by the masses by pressing the EVM button," he added.
On May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created history in 2019 Lok Sabha election by leading the BJP to a victory bigger than in 2014 by winning 303 seats on its own which emerged as the single largest party in the country. With the landslide win garnered by the BJP, its alliance party NDA won 352 seats out of the 542 Parliamentary seats that went to polls in the seven-phases 2019 elections.
Among the 29 states and 7 Union Territories that went to polls in the 2019 elections, BJP along with its allies under NDA made a clean sweep in Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. In the North-Central belt of the country, NDA made an immense presence by winning a significant amount of seats in Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Among the southern states, while the NDA failed to make its presence in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it came out victorious in more than half of the seats in Karnataka, which is currently ruled by the Congress-JD(S) alliance government.
Earlier in the address, PM Modi spoke about how earlier it was difficult for the common man to avail basic facilities of public toilets and gas connections. He said that the country has come a long way since having to struggle for them to getting it with ease.
"Those who have guided us in public life have always said be it Bapu or Baba Saheb Ambedkar, be it Lohia or Deen Dayal, they all have said that those who have no one has the government. We had adopted the culture after Independence. People have to struggle to get their rights, should common people despite their fight to get their rights? Did he win independence for that? Shouldn't the common man get what he rightfully should avail of? We have believed that this is the way it is," he said.