Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first press conference in his five-year tenure today. He addressed a joint press conference with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah in New Delhi.
“The people of the country have decided that our government will be formed. I hope that the new government will start functioning at the earliest,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“It will happen after a long time in the country, our Government will come to power with absolute majority for second consecutive time,” he said.
Amit Shah said the press conference was organised to give the party’s view on the completion of campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Speaking about the campaign Amit Shah said slogans like ‘fir ek baar Modi sarkar’ and ‘main bhi chowkidar’ were not given by the BJP leadership but by the “common BJP volunteers”.
Today was the last day for campaigning for the Lok Sabha election. A total of 59 seats will go to poll in Phase 7 which is scheduled on May 19. The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha election will be declared on May 23.
Amit Shah said that when results will be announced on May 23, “the BJP is confident that we will win more than 300 seats”.
Asked about the Opposition’s allegations that the BJP was responsible for lowering the standard of discourse during the Lok Sabha election, Amit Shah said it is the habit of the Opposition to talk in this manner.
Pm modi top word from the press conference:
“I am a disciplined soldier, party president is everything for me,” PM Modi on being asked a question by a reporter.
I have come to you to thank you for giving me ashirvad (blessings) and letting me work for the country for the last five years.
We will start work as soon as possible on the promises made in our manifesto once we come to power again.
New government will take up its responsibility as soon as possible. One of the specialties of our government has been last mile delivery.
It has not happened often in our country that a government with full majority returns once again with a majority.
I told the countrymen that I have come to thank you. For your blessings through the ups and downs. The country has always been with us. So in a way the campaign was a way of saying thanks. Even today I am here to thank you and thank the people through you.
I believe we can say some things proudly. Our democracy is a vibrant one, full of goodness. We are the biggest democracy in the world but to showcase our capability is a responsibility we all share.
There was a time when IPL had to be taken out of the country for polls. But when there is an adept government, we can manage to hold elections, observe Ramzan, Easter and more.
I have had a good experience while campaigning. If any of you want to do a research on our campaign I will request party president to give you access. Not a single campaign event was cancelled. And even the weather was with us.
Social media introduced double accountability – on personal front and professional too.