New Delhi, December 07, 2023.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cited poll data for assembly elections over the decades to assert that the BJP has become people’s most preferred choice for governance as its record of retaining power is better than the Congress and other parties.

Speaking at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, he said not any leader but “team spirit” should be credited for the party’s big win in the recent assembly polls, noting that besides winning in three states it has also grown in strength in Telangana and Mizoram, sources said.

The prime minister also asked party leaders to use the language preferred by the masses in their interaction with them. While giving an example, he said they should use “Modi ki guarantee” instead of “Modi ji ki guarantee”. Quoting Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters that the Congress faced assembly polls 40 times while in power for one term in those states and could win only seven of them, having a dismal success rate of 18 per cent.