New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday held a press conference at party headquarters in the national capital, minutes before the poll campaign ended for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, among others were present at the briefing.

Addressing a press conference for the first time, PM Modi hailed the five years of his government and said, “In last 2 elections, even IPL couldn’t be held. When government is strong, IPL, Ramzan, school exams and others take place peacefully.”

Expressing confidence that the BJP will be back in power, the Prime Minister said, “It will happen after a long time in the country, our Government will come to power with absolute majority for second consecutive time.”

Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah also claimed that the party will be back in power with greater margin. Adding that the people feel safe under the Modi government, he claimed that PM Narendra Modi will return as the Prime Minister once again. “Since Independence, these elections have been the biggest for the BJP,” Shah stated, claiming to get good results in 2019 general polls.

“We started our election campaign from January 16…Our target was to win 120 Lok Sabha seats which we couldn’t win the last time. We are confident that we’ll receive good results,” the BJP president said.

Giving a report card of Modi government’s performance in last five years, Shah referred to development and national security. “Narendra Modi government has launched 133 schemes to uplift all sections of society,” he said.

Voting for the last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is due on May 19. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.