Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted that a ‘New India’ is taking shape and it stands for development. “A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of 125 crore Indians. This India stands for development,” he tweeted.
In another tweet, the PM said, “When we mark 75 years of freedom in 2022, we should have made an India that will make Gandhi Ji, Sardar Patel & Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar proud.”
Coming just a day after BJP scored historic victories in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and got highest vote shares in Goa and Manipur, PM Modi’s tweets certainly say a lot not just about India’s development but politics also. At an unprecedented pace, the BJP has spread its wings across the country in the last three years.
The saffronisation of India is taking place at the cost of Congress and other regional groups — from Manipur to Goa to Jammu and Kashmir to Maharashtra. The party led by Modi-Amit Shah duo is confident of winning Karnataka, which will go to polls by the end of this year. BJP is winning Assembly, municipal and panchayat elections in most parts of the country. At places where it is not winning the majority of seats, it is still forming the government. Remember Arunachal Pradesh!
A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of 125 crore Indians. This India stands for development.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 12, 2017
Here are four graphs that show how BJP ended up with highest vote share in four states under Modi-Shah. The graphs show how saffron is becoming the favorite political colour of voters and helping shape Modi’s ‘New India’.
In Uttar Pradesh, BJP thrashed SP-Congress and BSP like never before. The saffron party won 325 seats with 40% vote share. None of the opposition parties could win over 50 seats in the state.
BJP swept Uttarakhand by winning 57 out of 70 seats. The party also managed to get around 46% vote share.
For the first time, BJP has won 21 seats in the north-eastern state with the support of allies. The Congress managed to win 28 seats but in the absence of allies, it seems BJP would manage to form the government in the state. If successful, this will be BJP’s third government in the North East after Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The saffron party also scored highest voter share (36.3%).
In Goa, BJP could win only 13 seats but got the highest number of votes as compared to the Congress party that managed to get 17 seats. Interestingly, it appears now that the BJP would first stake the claim for forming the government with the help of allies.
(Source of Graphs: Election Commission of India)