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It’s all thanks to Modi: Rajnath

While addressing media persons, BJP president Rajnath Singh said, ‘We have emerged as the single largest party in Delhi and we will form the government in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and in Chhattisgarh.’

Since morning, the mood at 11, Ashoka Road was festive with gulal, fireshows, deafening drum beats and Rajasthani folk dance. Leaders of all stature were seen making a beeline in the central party office, greeting each other with sweets and hugs.

The party leaders had a Parliamentary Board meeting in the evening after Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi arrived and later the party president expressed happiness over the BJP’s performance in all four states at the press conference. Initially, Singh did not comment on forming the government and only stressed on the point that the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in Delhi.

Later, while ignoring the vote percentage of the BJP in this poll, he said, ‘The BJP benefited from the immense popularity of our prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ji. Let me make it very clear that we will form governments in all the four states and we will have our chief ministers there.’

Maintaining that Shivraj Singh Chauhan will once again head the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, Singh said the party has nominated observers in all four states that went to poll to oversee the election of the legislative party leaders. In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the party has nominated Sushma Swaraj, Rajiv Pratap Rudi and Venkaiah Naidu respectively as observers, while in Rajasthan and Delhi, the BJP has appointed Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari.

Singh said: ‘Out of 589 seats in all the four states, our party has won in 405 seats. Total 69 per cent seats have been won by the BJP. I would like to thank all who voted for us and this is a clear hint from them ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha poll.’

While congratulating booth-level workers, party workers and senior leaders, he said, ‘There has been Modi’s effect in the assembly elections. Our party wasn’t the biggest benefactor of the anti-incumbency wave. Modi ji’s popularity and social acceptance helped us in achieving this figure.’
However, as the day ended, the BJP said it would not stake claim to form the next government in Delhi as it did not have the numbers.
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