The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) declared on July 18 its unwavering support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, expressing confidence in his ability to secure a resounding victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
While 26 opposition parties convened in Bengaluru to discuss strategies against the ruling coalition, the BJP showcased a strong display of unity among its allies. In a resolution passed during their gathering, 39 parties attended the NDA meeting in New Delhi, asserting that the opposition is grappling with a crisis of identity and relevance. The resolution emphasized the people’s steadfast trust in PM Modi as the world’s most popular leader.
The resolution highlighted that the support for the ruling coalition grew significantly in 2019 compared to 2014 under PM Modi’s leadership, with voters rejecting the baseless allegations and rumors propagated by opposition parties. The resolution further stated that all NDA constituents have complete faith in PM Modi’s leadership and anticipate securing a larger mandate in 2024 than in the previous elections.
The resolution, proposed by Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, garnered support from K Palaniswami of the AIADMK and Atul Bora of the AGP. It emphasized that over the past nine years, the NDA government has successfully realized the vision of service, good governance, and welfare of the poor. The resolution celebrated the inclusive approach of the NDA governments, both under Atal Bihar Vajpayee and PM Modi, which have worked towards nation-building while respecting regional aspirations.
Furthermore, the resolution praised the Modi government’s pro-poor initiatives, noting a substantial reduction in poverty and its commitment to the social and economic upliftment of marginalized communities, including the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, women, and economically weaker sections of society. It applauded the empowerment of the poor, exemplified by the appointments of Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, and Droupadi Murmu, a tribal, as the President of India during the NDA’s tenure.
The resolution also acknowledged India’s growing economic influence on the global stage, hailing its emergence as a capable, strong, powerful, and secure nation under PM Modi’s leadership. It proudly highlighted that 14 countries bestowed their highest honors upon PM Modi, a matter of great pride for the nation.
The resolution concluded with a united pledge from all NDA constituents, reiterating their commitment to PM Modi’s leadership and their collective participation in the journey of development and progress.