Bhopal: BJP leader Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday said that the Indian voters sided with the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections for their focus on development.
“The people of India voted in the biggest festival of democracy for the betterment of the country. The ideology of BJP has found support from people across states and the result is BJP today has got more than a simple majority on its own in the Lok Sabha,” Thakur said at a press conference here.
She also thanked the people of Bhopal for reposing their faith in her and assured them of working diligently in the coming days.
“The love and confidence shown by the people of Bhopal for me are overwhelming. I assure the people that I will work wholeheartedly for the development of my constituency with them and will represent them to the best of my capabilities,” she said.
Thakur defeated former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh by more than 3 lakh votes from the Bhopal seat.
BJP managed to clinch 28 seats in the state and reduced Congress to just one.
According to the Election Commission, BJP has won 302 seats and is leading on one seat. The principal opposition party Congress, on the other hand, finished with 52 seats, eight more than it had won in the 2014 general elections.
Counting of votes began yesterday for 542 constituencies after the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections concluded on May 19.