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Posted at: May 23, 2019, 7:14 PM; last updated: May 23, 2019, 9:37 PM (IST)

This is a mandate for new India, says PM Modi after massive win

New Delhi, May 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised to devote "every moment" of his time and "every fibre" of his being for the people of India and said the country will now have only two castes—the poor and those who want to alleviate poverty.

In a rousing speech at the party headquarters here to celebrate the BJP's spectacular victory, Modi told cheering supporters that the election has thrown up a mandate to build a new India.

"People are chanting Modi, Modi. But this is not a victory of Modi, it is the victory of people who are desperate for honesty in the system," Modi said.

This is the victory of toiling farmers who struggle to feed the nation, this is the victory of those who now live in proper houses, this is the victory of the middle class which follows the rules, pays taxes, but wondered if his taxes were being used for the benefit of the country, he said.

Here is what PM Modi said:

Even the God of rain wants to participate in this event: PM
 
I humbly thank 1.30 crore citizens of the country: PM 
 
This is a mandate for new India: PM
 
This mandate is the biggest event in the country and in the world: PM
 
Even though the country has seen so many elections, this is the biggest mandate a government has ever received: Modi 
 
The world must sit up and notice this victory:  Modi
 
I congratulate the EC, security forces and those who were involved in the elections for providing a process that helped reinforce the country's faith in democracy: PM
 
In Mahabharat, Lord Krishna was asked who are you with. The country's 1.30 crore people have answered that question: We are with the country: Modi 
 
I've said before that the country's electorate was fighting these elections: Modi 
 
We the BJP dedicate this victory to the people: Modi 
 
I congratulate the winners and hope they will fulfil the mandate with utmost dedication: Modi 
 
BJP is committed to the Indian Consititution and its federal structure. And so, we promise to help state governments on the path of progress: Modi 
 
I'm proud to be part of an organisation that's so generous, dedicated and patriotic: Modi 
 
Our cadre has worked selflessly for democracy: Modi 
 
BJP is known for never wavering from its values and principles: PM
 
The party has seen many ups and downs in these past few years, but we will never leave behind our principles and our beliefs: Modi
 
I was busy today, and so I don't know what happened on counting day today: Modi
 
This is not Modi's victory. This is the victory of those citizens who are yearning for a transparent government. This is a victory for hopeful youths. This is a victory of the poor. This is a victory for farmers who pour the sweat and blood feeding the nation: Modi  
 
This is the victory of the tax-paying middle class who have never known before this if their taxes were used for the right purpose. This is a victory for transparency: Modi 
 
There was a fake tag that had become a fad in the country. That tag was "secularism": PM
 
That fake tag ended in 2014. We saw these elections that no party ever used the tag: Modi 
 
This is the first time that inflation and price rise was never issue, when corruption was not an issue: Modi 
 
These things were missing, and so political pandits didn't know what yardstick to use to measure these elections: Modi 
 
These elections have brought a new narrative to the fore. What is that new narrative? There will be only two castes in the country. This will be a jolt to those playing caste politics. One caste is the poor, and the other is those who will help eradicate poverty: Modi 
 
This mandate is one that will surprise the world: Modi 
 
Let's promise to take the country towards progress. If we can channel the spirit of the independence movement into taking us toward progress, the country can touch great heights in 2024: Modi  
 
We must take everyone together, even our opposition: Modi 
 
The Constitution is supreme, and we must follow its principles as we head toward progress: Modi  
 
You didn't know me in 2014, but you trusted me. In 2019, you know me well, and put your faith in me: PM
 
You've given me a bigger mandate than 2014, which shows how much you trust me. With such trust comes a great deal of responsibilities: Modi  
 
I promise I won't do anything with bad intentions. Second, I promise the countrymen that I will do nothing for myself: Modi
 
And thirdly, I dedicate myself, body and time, to my countrymen: Modi
 
Modi says, "Hold me responsible, question me, criticise me. Hold me to my promise." — Tribune Web Desk/Agenices

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