New Delhi: There is a pro-incumbency wave in India in 2019 with people voting in large numbers in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi unlike what happened with former PM Indira Gandhi in 1977, said Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday.
“There are only two elections which people fought on their own, in 1977 the people voted to remove Indiraji and in 2019 people are voting to bring back Modiji to power. This is a pro-incumbency vote, a first in India,” Mr Javadekar said.
The BJP leader further said, “BJP alone is getting 300 plus seats while NDA 350 plus seats till the sixth phase. With Modiji's leadership, far-sightedness and BJP’s booth power, our victory is ensured.”
Speaking about the elections in West Bengal, Mr Javadekar said, “Till 3 pm today, till the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, there have been 460 plus incidents of violence in Bengal. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sensed defeat which forced her cadres to cause violence and attack BJP leaders.”
Voting took place for seven seats in Delhi, 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, and four in Jharkhand in the sixth phase of the elections held on Sunday. The seventh and last phase of elections will be held on May 19.