People of India have spoken and it is the Modi wave that has swept the entire nation.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has secured over 350 of 542 seats, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on its own managing over 300.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after registering this historic feat, spoke at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. He said he has vowed to serve the nation and make it even better and more prosperous in his second stint.
Here are top five takeaways from PM Modi’s speech after emphatically winning the Lok Sabha election:
'No political party has been able to blindside the nation in the name of secularism'
PM Modi said that no political party or organisation has been able to mislead the nation in the name of secularism. He added assertions of poll pundits had proven to be wrong, citing people rejected their false claims.
'People of India have given a new narrative of governance'
PM Modi thanked the people of India, adding they had given a new narrative of governance. “In 2014, they didn’t know me and still showed faith in me. In 2019, they knew me and showed more faith in me by bringing me back with a larger majority”. He said no prime minister in the history of Independent India has ever received so much love and support.
'Only two types of castes in India'
PM Modi took a jibe at those who claimed caste politics would cost the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. "Only two castes exist in this country -- those who are living in poverty and want to come out of it and those who are determined to bring the country out of poverty," he said.
'With faith comes responsibility'
PM Modi said he understood people had trusted him more and that with this, came more responsibility. "I will dedicate every ounce of my being to serve India," he said.
"Will never do anything with a wrong intention"
"I want to tell the people of this country that I will never do anything with a wrong intention. There could be innocent mistakes, but I will never do anything that will let people of India down," PM Modi promised.