Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the BJP has become the people’s most preferred choice for governance as its record of retaining power is better than that of other parties, including the Congress.
He backed his claim by citing poll data for Assembly elections for the past many decades.
Lauding the hard work of the BJP cadre during the recently concluded Assembly elections in five states at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, the Prime Minister said that in addition to winning in three states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh — the party has also grown in strength in Telangana and Mizoram. He said the results were not the effort of any one leader but were due to the “team spirit” of the organisation.
Speaking at the meeting, the Prime Minister also asked party leaders to use the language the masses prefer during their interactions with the general public. Sources said the Prime Minister told the BJP MPs, “I am just a karyakarta like everyone in the party… For people, I am a member of their family. Do not add adjectives like ‘shri, adarniya and ji.’ For my countrymen, I am Modi and they think of me as Modi.”