PM Modi: ‘Even After 10 Years, Congress Could Not Touch 100 Seats’

In a fiery speech, Modi questioned the opposition alliance’s reasons for celebration, highlighting their electoral shortcomings over the past decade.

In a decisive move at the meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party, Narendra Modi was re-elected as the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the NDA Parliamentary Party, and the Lok Sabha. This reaffirmation of Modi’s leadership comes on the heels of the BJP’s robust performance in the recent general elections, underscoring his enduring influence within the party and across the coalition.

Addressing the gathering of newly elected Members of Parliament, Modi did not shy away from taking pointed jabs at the opposition. In a fiery speech, he questioned the opposition alliance’s reasons for celebration, highlighting their electoral shortcomings over the past decade. He said that even after 10 years, Congress could not touch the figure of 100 seats.

Modi’s critique extended to the broader opposition coalition, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.), which he claimed was facing a rapid decline. This statement reflects Modi’s confidence in the continued dominance of the NDA, buoyed by the BJP’s strong electoral mandate.

The Prime Minister attributed the NDA’s success to consistent governance and robust public support. He pointed to the widespread recognition of the NDA’s leadership. This assertion underscores the NDA’s entrenched position in Indian politics, bolstered by sustained voter confidence.

In his speech, Modi also touched upon the electoral process, specifically mentioning the role of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), targeting the opposition’s frequent allegations of EVM tampering. Modi’s comment indicates his dismissal of these allegations and confidence in the integrity of the electoral process that has consistently favoured the BJP.

The re-election of Narendra Modi as the leader of the BJP and the NDA Parliamentary Party signals a continuation of his strategic vision and leadership style that has defined Indian politics over the past decade. His emphasis on governance, development, and national security has resonated with a broad segment of the Indian electorate, ensuring the BJP’s dominance in the Lok Sabha.

As Modi begins another term at the helm of the NDA, his focus is likely to remain on consolidating the gains made over the past decade and addressing the challenges that lie ahead. The opposition, meanwhile, faces the arduous task of regrouping and redefining its strategy in the face of the BJP’s formidable political machinery.