NEW DELHI, May 2: In response to the election results of the Assam State Assembly, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who was also the BJP Election In-Charge for Assam, said today that “Assam has rewarded us for sincere and consistent hard work over the last seven years.”
In an exclusive interview to a national TV Channel, Dr Jitendra Singh, while thanking the people of Assam for their overwhelming support, said that a significant feature of this spectacular decisive mandate in this election is that our margin of victory has remained the same or possibly improved in spite of the BJP being the ruling party for five years. He said, this vindicates what he had been saying throughout the election campaign that the Assam poll this time will set a new narrative of a State election being won on the strength of pro-incumbency without an iota of anti-incumbency factor.
On a deeper analysis, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Assam assembly poll has also broken the jinx that the minorities do not vote for BJP. He said, we have received huge support in the Muslim dominated areas and constituencies because we were able to convince the people across all sections that we were working with sincerity, commitment and consistency to ensure equitable growth.
Ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister seven years ago, Dr Jitendra Singh said, all of us from top to bottom, have been among the common masses through thick and thin at all times, in all situations and under all circumstances. We had collectively worked, not for winning the votes but for winning the heart and trust of the common man, he said.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, people have seen the miraculous transformation happening over the last few years. For example, he said, there was a time when Assam made news only for insurgency or road blockades or encounters, whereas today it is in news for the country’s largest bridges being inaugurated, new highways being laid out and international airports being set up to pave the way for “Act East” initiative .
Dr Jitendra Singh hoped that in the second term of governance, Assam will, along with the entire North Eastern region, emerge as a leading player in the post-COVID economy and growth of not only North East but of the whole of India.