Gujarat results slap on the face of 'pseudo-seculars' : BJP

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New Delhi, Dec 23 (UNI) Hailing its victory in Gujarat as a milestone in national politics, the BJP today said the decisive verdict of the people was a vote for an ''all-inclusive governance'' of Narendra Modi and a slap on the face of pseudo secular forces who had carried a sustained campaign in and outside India for the last five years against the BJP and the state Chief Minister.

It is bound to have an impact on the national politics, BJP spokesman Ravishankar Prasad told newspersons as the BJP is set to get near two thirds majority for the fourth successive term in the state.

''The verdict is also endorsement of the BJP's ideology and political thought and Mr Modi's leadership which had provided an all-inclusive development for all sections of society irrespective of their caste, creed and religion,'' he said.

It had conclusively demolished the mindset of the traditional poll analysts, particularly in Saurashtra region and tribal belts where the party had done exceedingly well notwithstanding the prophets of doom, Mr Prasad said.

The BJP which was generally branded as an urban party had demonstrated how it had established its hold in the rural and tribal belts, winning 74 out of 123 seats in such constituencies, he said.

Comparing the resounding win of the party in the western state with the victories of CPI-M in West Bengal where the Left party has been in power since 1977, Mr Prasad said the difference in Gujarat and the CPI-M fortress has been that there was not a single complaint of ''terrorising or preventing the voters from exercising their franchise or indulge in scientific rigging'' indicating the credibility of level of success in Gujarat.

He said the results was also a fitting reply to the likes of ''Teesta Setalwads and Javed Akhtars'' who remained silent on genocides and rapes in Nandigram and killings in Jammu and Kashmir but were going on a whole hog against the BJP and Mr Modi for the last five years.

Not a single Parliament session went without a debate on Gujarat riots to whip up hatred against the BJP for the last five years, Mr Prasad alleged.

Such was the anti-BJP stand of the CPI-M that its boss Prakash Karat went on record that the the party would not take a firm stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal until the Gujarat elections were over, he said.

About the Congress accepting the verdict in Gujarat, Mr Prasad also said the party may have accepted the verdict for the sake of civility but it was ''lacking in grace'' as it was seeking to project it as a victory for ''divisive forces''.

In a related development, soon after the results were out BJP President Rajnath Singh called on NDA Chairman and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to apprise him of the party's victory in Gujarat.

The Parliamentary Board of the party is slated to meet in the evening to decide on sending its observer for electing the leader of the Legislature Party. The party has already projected Mr Modi as the future chief minister ahead of the assembly polls.

UNI

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