Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, May 2: Though BJP lost the high-stakes Assembly elections in West Bengal and failed to make inroads into the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, while winning in Assam and Puducherry, the BJP leaders are taking consolation in the fact that the party did make gains in terms of votes.
BJP state president and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Sunday, May 2 said that the BJP has secured a good percentage of votes in the four states and one union territory.
Speaking to media persons here, Kateel said, "The results of the assembly elections in four states and one union territory are out. BJP has made good efforts especially in West Bengal. In Assam, for the second time, the BJP has retained power.
"In Puducherry we have come from zero to win 11 seats. BJP has secured a good percentage of votes in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. We won the bye-election in Basavakalyan, and we are confident of the results of Belagavi Lok Sabha bye-election being in favour of BJP as well," he said.
"BJP is the only party to secure the highest number of votes in the country. The people of India have accepted the administration of Narendra Modi. Congress failed to secure more seats everywhere, be it in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil, Kerala or in Pudducherry," he added.
"I have directed all the district presidents of BJP not to celebrate the victory of the party. We should respond to the problems faced by the people. We should cooperate and help the people who are suffering from the pandemic by serving them," Kateel said.
On losing the Maski Assembly constituency, he said that the party will introspect on the reasons for the defeat in the coming days.