Even as workers celebrated on the roads of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to thank the people and BJP workers for their 'overwhelming support'. "Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening," the prime minister said in a tweet even as BJP National president Amit Shah addressed a press conference in New Delhi.
PM Modi called the magnanimity of the victory humbling and overwhelming and thanked the people of India for 'the continued faith, support and affection for the BJP'. The BJP's resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh exceeded all expectation with the party decimating all others in the fray with a historic margin.
Gratitude to the people of India for the continued faith, support and affection for the BJP. This is very humbling & overwhelming.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 11, 2017
While thanking the people, the prime minister also congratulated his party colleagues for the victory. "Congratulations to @AmitShah, party office bearers & state units for their exemplary work in taking the party to new heights (SIC)," he tweeted.
"I salute the hard work of BJP Karyakartas. They have tirelessly worked hard at the grassroots level & won the confidence of the people," he added.
Reiterating Shah's words on BJP working for the welfare of the people, Modi said, "Every moment of our time, everything we do is for welfare and well-being of the people of India. We believe in the power of 125 crore Indians."
The prime minister also thanked the people of Punjab for giving BJP and its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal the opportunity to serve them for 10 years and the voters who polled for both the parties.