Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a strong and inclusive nation as his governing alliance headed for a massive victory in Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
"Together we grow," he said on Twitter. "Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.
The National Democaritc Alliance (NDA) is ahead in 345 of the 542 seats for which elections were held, while the BJP
itself is about to cross the 300 mark. The party got 282 seats and the NDA had won 336 in the 2014 elections.
is leading over the Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav alliance in Uttar Pradesh and has made significant inroads in West Bengal. It is set for victory in Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar and Maharashtra. It is ahead in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, three states where it lost power six months ago.
In the wake of debilitating losses faced by the Congress
party and his own defeat in party bastion of Amethi, Rahul Gandhi had offered to quit from his post as the Congress
chief. Sources said that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had rejected Rahul's offer and has urged him to consult the Congress
Working Committee (CWC), according to TV reports.