The NDA has won 336 seats out of 543 in the Lok Sabha election. Of these, the BJP has won 282 seats, thus getting a majority on its own.
Irrespective of which candidate or which party you, I or any other individual voted for, we, the people of India have voted decisively for the BJP-led NDA.
Many of us now believe that, since Narendra Modi will head a government with a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, Achche Din Aane Wale Hain! (Good days are coming!)
I reiterate what I had stated in my post Can we eradicate corruption? Yes We Can!:
“Many people believe that the nation will undergo a transformation the moment Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister in 2014. … Frankly, all are living in fools’ paradise. The government and the PM do have an important role to play, but any transformation in our nation is possible only if we, the people of India, change for the better.”
Let us see what Narendra Modi himself has said.
On April 23, 2014, Firstpost reported: “So far as I believe after 16 May we won’t need to take support from other parties to form the government. But to run the country we will need cooperation from everyone beyond party politics. Suppose if Rahul wins in Amethi and becomes the Leader of Opposition, of which the chances are slim, then his support will be needed to run the country,” Modi told ABP News during an interview called GhoshanaPatra.
Hindustan Times reported that, addressing rallies in Vadodara and Ahmedabad on May 16, 2014 after the results were announced, Mr. Modi said, “Desh chalane ke liye sabko sath rakhna chahte hai (we want to work with everybody in order to run the country),” and that he will take everyone, all parties and political opponents along, as “There is no enmity in democracy, but there is competition and that is the beauty of democracy.” He also said, “There are parties which have not won even a single seat in the polls, but they are also important and they will also be taken with us.”
The Hindu reported that, at Varanasi on May 18, 2014, raising the issue of cleanliness of Varanasi, Mr. Modi urged the people to collectively ensure that the streets of the temple city remain clean. “I have a dream for Kashi, which only the people of Kashi can fulfil. Small things lead to great things. We are all servants of Kashi,” Mr. Modi said.
The message is clear. Mr. Modi and his government will work hard to ensure that Achche Din Aane Wale Hain! (Good days are coming!) in India, but they can achieve this only with the active cooperation of all citizens of India.