Assembly Election 2016 Results Live: PM Modi Terms Assam Win As Historic

19/05/2016 1:09 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, an Indian musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in the northeastern Indian state of Assam April 19, 2014. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due on May 16. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the BJP's victory in Assam as "historic" and "phenomenal" and said the party will do everything possible to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of the people of the state and take its development journey to new heights.

He also lauded the efforts of BJP workers in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, saying they put up a "spirited performance".

"Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP and see it as the party that can usher in all-round and inclusive development," Modi said.

As poll results trickled in showing a big victory for BJP in Assam, Modi tweeted, "Heartiest congratulations to Assam BJP Karyakartas & leaders for the exceptional win. This win is historic by all standards. Phenomenal!"

He said he spoke to Sarbanand Sonwal, the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate, and congratulated him for the performance of the party and the efforts through the campaign.

"BJP will do everything possible to fulfil dreams & aspirations of the people of Assam & take the state s development journey to new heights," the Prime Minister said.

"I thank the people of Assam, WB, TN, Puducherry & Kerala for their support & assure them we will always work hard & serve them," he said in another tweet.

"In Kerala, the persistence of the party has paid off today & we will become an even stronger voice of the people," Modi said.

"I salute all those who built the BJP in Kerala, brick by brick, decade after decade. It is due to them that we are seeing this day," he added.

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