Chemistry beat poll math: PM
Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday decried the "misconception" being created that BJP was a Hindi heartland party and said the Lok Sabha poll results testified to its victories across India, stressing "chemistry has triumphed over arithmetic".
"Political pundits are not aware that their thinking and logic is meant for the 20th century. Results show that beyond arithmetic there is chemistry and this time chemistry has triumphed over arithmetic," the Prime Minister told his electorate while thanking them profusely for their hard work and dedication.
Modi who will be taking oath as the prime minister for the second time on May 30, said the hat-trick of victories in 2014, 2017 and 2019 - vis-a-vis the state - is no mean achievement for the BJP.
"For the country, I am the PM, but for you, I am your MP, I am your sevak," he told the Varanasi electorate, wondering how political pundits still consider his party as that of the Hindi heartland.
"There is no region where the BJP's poll percentage is not rising. We have a government in Assam, getting elected in Ladakh yet political pundits say (our's is) Hindi heartland politics, this is a misconception that has been created," he said.
Thanking party workers profusely for braving the sweltering summer heat to reach out to the electorate and for ensuring that campaign goes on smoothly, Modi said the workers have passed the test with distinction.
Admitting that politics is about perception, Modi lamented that a wrong impression had been created about his party through lies and wrong logic.
"Because of this wrong awful perception, people do not like standing with us. But those creating bad and wrong perception can be defeated with the help of transparency and hard work. This is the strategy to trounce it," he said.
Stressing on coordination between the government and party organisation, he said, "the perfect synergy between the government and party organisation was a big power and the BJP has realised it."
"The Government makes policies while the organisation makes ranniti (strategy). The synergy of niti (policies) and ranniti (strategy) is the mirror of sarkar and organisation and the country is getting its benefits," he said.
"Work and workers create wonders," he said, giving full credit for his victory to the workers at the grassroots level for creating awareness of his government's policies and programmes for the people.
Modi, who earlier in the day took part in the 'puja' at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in thanksgiving for his party's landslide victory, also spoke about the dangers faced by his party in the form of "political untouchability".
Ambedkar and Gandhi had shunned untouchability but unfortunately, political untouchability is rising,...BJP workers were murdered," he said.
Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah said Modi has only shown a glimpse of development and Kashi will turn into an amazing city in the next five years.