Modi tsunami out to finish Cong, says Shah

Modi tsunami out to finish Cong, says Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said the results show that “Modi wave” was now a “tsunami” out to finish Congress as in both the states the oldest party was ousted out of power. 

“...For those who thought the Modi wave is over, this is proof that it’s still a tsunami that can crush all competition,” Shah said at a press briefing organised at the party’s Ashoka Road headquarters after it became clear that the party was within striking range in Mahrashtra and got absolute majority in Haryana polls.

After the results, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: “Historic results! A matter of immense happiness & pride for BJP. I salute our Karyakartas for their tireless efforts”.
He thanked people of both the states for putting trust in the BJP and vowed that the Centre was committed to the development of Maharashtra and Haryana.

Though the BJP top leadership was highly confident of coming to power on their own in Maharastra after their 25-year-old alliance with Shiv Sena broke, the party got 122 seats which was short of the half-way mark of 145 in the 288-member House to form the government. This has left the BJP along with its alliance partners including RPI (Athawale) to seek the crucial support of 22-odd MLAs. The tally of the BJP along with its alliance partners was 123.

“As per norms of democracy, the largest party has the right to form the government. BJP will be forming the government in Maharashtra,” Shah said.

In his media interaction, the BJP president did not appear much inclined to renegotiate the estranged relationship with its oldest ally Shiv Sena to form the government once again after 1995 due to the bitterness in the campaign.

On the other hand,  Shah felt slightly more comfortable with rival NCP giving a statement offering unconditional outside support in the government formation.

On whether BJP was contemplating an alliance with the NCP, Shah remarked, “You only saw half of what Patel said. He said the verdict is for the BJP and so we offer unconditional support. NCP has offered to extend outside support - an alliance would mean being in the government.”
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