In the recent assembly elections of five states, BJP was not able to get a clear majority in any state. But what ‘caught the eye’ was the humility of PM Modi. He came out and accepted his defeat, unlike the leaders of Congress who are quick to blame EVMs as an excuse for their failure.
PM Modi congratulated the Congress party, KCR and Mizo National Front (MNF) as they secured victory in the state assembly election through a tweet.
He also thanked BJP supporters and workers for their dedication and hard work and consoled them by saying, “Victory and defeat are an integral part of life”.
In another tweet, he humbly accepted the mandate and thanked the people of these states to give the BJP an opportunity to serve them.
Despite losing in all 5 states, not a single leader from BJP side came out saying the EVMs were malfunctioning. This shows the faith of the BJP toward the democratic structure of the nation and the organizational structure of the Election Commission.
Whereas when Congress was not able to get a mandate in Telangana elections they submitted a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, Rajat Kumar, requesting counting of VVPAT papers in all the constituents’ assembly of the state. According to Telangana Congress, EVMs had been manipulated.
In the states where Congress won, they called it “People’s mandate”, “Victory of democracy” or “Rahul Gandhi’s magic had worked”. But wherever Congress lost they made the lame excuse of “EVMs were tampered”. Congress should learn to accept the defeat with humility. People have rejected their party in Telangana and they should respect the mandate. It’s sad to see political parties as old as Congress, behaving in an immature and irresponsible way instead of going for self-introspection; they are putting the blame of their defeat on EVMs. Even the party President Rahul Gandhi was guilty of the aforementioned mistake.
Hinting at EVM tampering, he tweeted, “Congress party workers, it’s time to be vigilant. In MP, EVMs behaved strangely after polling. Some stole a school bus and vanished for 2 days. Others slipped away & were found drinking in a hotel. In Modi’s India, the EVMs have mysterious powers. Stay alert!”
India today also conducted a sting operation exposing the misinformation regarding the EVM tampering in Madhya Pradesh.
The Election Commission of India (EC) has always conducted free, fair and unbiased elections. It is shocking on the part of Congress leaders that they are making a mockery of such a reputed constitutional organization. India is the largest democracy of the world and the EC has the responsibility of conducting elections in such a diverse nation. Painting such an esteem organization in a bad light is something that is abominable and political parties should refrain from doing it. BJP and PM Modi surely deserve to be praised for accepting the defeat gracefully, unlike their Congress counterparts.