#Verdict2019: Modi Tsunami Has Swept the Nation In a landslide victory, Narendra Modi-led NDA wins 17th Lok Sabha elections

By Aastha Singal

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India has given its verdict and chosen the man who once made tea for survival to serve as the nation's key decision maker for another five years. Narendra Modi-led NDA has recorded a landslide victory in the 17th general elections. Out of 542 available Lok Sabha seats, BJP has swept over 303 seats, marking an even bigger victory than 2014 when the National Democratic Alliance won 282 seats.

True to the exit polls, NDA was able to remain in power despite what most news channels called Modi's "undercurrent'. With the marvel strategist Amit Shah leading the political game alongside a visionary like Narendra Modi, Bhartiya Janata Party is the only non-Congress party to come back for a second term. Humbled by the faith Indians have placed in the alliance, Modi wrote on Twitter, "Thank you India!"

The Historic Victory in Amethi

Modi Tsunami has swept the nation but had he been able to achieve the difficult feat alone? Seems unlikely! Among the many firsts, BJP has touched upon this year, victory in Congress bastion Amethi could be termed as the biggest. In the biggest victory ever, Smriti Irani, the woman who was once questioned for her educational qualification has defeated the Gandhi scion by over 55k votes.

The seat was somewhat considered a home ground for Congress. The love saga started when Sonia Gandhi fought from Amethi in 1999 and won by a clear margin of 48.07 per cent before moving to Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi then took over his mother's seat and emerged victorious for three consecutive terms in 2004, 2009 and 2014. Imagine the shocker when Irani took the throne this year.

The Corporate Take

Not just BJP supporters but India's financial livewires are hailing the election verdict for many reasons. Leading startup investor Vani Kola shared her heartiest congratulations over the victory, hoping for a bright future for "Startup India', Industry veteran Harsh Goenka lauded "Chowkidar' for staying awake during the dark nights but didn't forget to mock the opposition for being in slumber.

Known for his witty tweets, Anand Mahindra predicted Narendra Modi as the future "most powerful, democratically elected leader in the world." Banking visionary, Uday Kotak also shared his greetings along the lines, "Time for the transformation of India. Time for deep reform. I dream of us as a global superpower in my lifetime."

Greetings from the World

"Together we grow, Together we prosper," is the principle Narendra Modi government has followed throughout their tenure. Not just for the progress of the nation but building global allies has been a crucial part of their agenda. As the word of BJP's massive victory got around, congratulations from all over the globe starting pouring over Twitter.

The US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, President of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and even the leaders of Japan and China have sent their greetings.

The remarkable victory is sure a testimony that India sees NaMo 2.0 as the only way forward to become a developed nation.

Aastha Singal

Entrepreneur Staff

Former Features Writer

A business journalist looking to find happiness in the world of startups, investments, MSMEs and more. Officially started her career as a news reporter for News World India, Aastha had short stints with NDTV and NewsX. A true optimist seeking to make a difference, she is a comic junkie who'd rather watch a typical Bollywood masala than a Hollywood blockbuster. 

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