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Modi credits grass-roots level workers for his victory

The PM also spoke of BJP workers being killed for their ideology in Bengal, Tripura and Kerala

By PTI in Varanasi
  • Published 27.05.19, 2:23 PM
  • Updated 27.05.19, 2:23 PM
  • a min read
Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi earlier on Monday Picture by PTI

Chemistry has triumphed over poll arithmetic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, profusely thanking Varanasi voters for electing him by a huge margin in the Lok Sabha elections.

“Political analysts will have to accept that beyond poll arithmetic there is a chemistry,” he told party workers during his first visit to his constituency after his resounding victory which was by a higher margin this time.

“For the country, I am the PM, but for you, I am your MP, I am your sevak,” he said.

“Work and workers create wonders,” Modi said, giving full credit for his victory to the workers at the grass-roots level for creating awareness about his government's policies and programmes for the people.

Uttar Pradesh is showing the way for India, he said.

He also spoke of the importance of “perfect synergy” between the government and the party.

The Prime Minister said he was also grateful to his opponents who fought against him.

At the same time, he lamented that there was a sense of political untouchability, adding BJP workers were being killed for their ideology in Bengal, Tripura and Kerala.

His remarks assumed significance in the light of the murder of a BJP leader in Amethi in the first post-poll violence in Uttar Pradesh.

The Modi-led BJP won 303 out of the 542 seats in the Lok Sabha.

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