Kerala as dear to me as Varanasi: Modi
   Date :09-Jun-2019

 
GURUVAYUR (Kerala):
 
“The 2019 Lok Sabha polls marked a victory for positivity and a resounding rejection of negativity. With this spirit, let us all work together to build a new India,” says Modi
 
 
HAVING won a massive mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said political parties and pundits failed to gauge the public mood ahead of the Lok Sabha election and thanked the electorate for reposing confidence in BJP. Back in office after coming to power for a successive second term, Modi said he visited Kerala despite having no MP from the State since it was as dear to him as his constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
 
Terming the just-concluded Lok Sabha election a “festival of democracy,” Modi lauded and thanked the electorate of Kerala for their contribution to it. The country has seen that “people are God” in elections, he said at the ‘Abhinandan Sabha’ organised by the BJP’s Kerala unit. Earlier, he offered prayers at the famed Lord Krishna temple here. “Political parties and political pundits could not gauge people’s mood. So did those involved in conducting (poll) surveys.
 
But people gave a strong mandate to the BJP,” he said and thanked the voters for choosing his party. The recent polls proved that people rejected “negativity” and accepted positivity, he said. “The 2019 Lok Sabha elections marked a victory for positivity and a resounding rejection of negativity. With this spirit, let us all work together to build a new India,” Modi said.