The BJP Sunday said that its electoral success in Haryana and Maharashtra is a "reaffirmation" of people's faith in the party and the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."This result is a reaffirmation of the popular faith in the BJP and in the leadership of Modi, who campaigned extensively and led the campaign in both the states," a Bharatiya Janata Party statement said following the parliamentary party board meet chaired by party president Amit Shah.The statement said that the BJP accepts this mandate with a deep sense of humility."It profusely thanks the electorate of both the states for the trust and confidence reposed on the party. The Parliamentary Board thanks all the party workers for their untiring efforts which led to such a massive victory," it said.
It further said that it is heartening to note that the BJP which used to contest elections from very few constituencies in both the states, had contested all the constituencies in Haryana and in 256 constituencies of Maharashtra."Both in terms of popular vote and in terms of number of seats won, we have given our best ever performance in the two states. The elections have demonstrated that people in both the states want a stable and development-oriented nationalist government."The fact that the Congress, which was ruling the two states, has been reduced to a poor third in both the states, is evidence of its shrinking electoral base," it said.The BJP won a majority on its own in Haryana, securing 46 seats in the 90-member assembly, while it emerged the single largest party in Maharashtra with 122 seats in the 288-member assembly.