New Delhi, Mar 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday halted his speech during Azaan. The prime minister was addressing BJP workers at party headquarters in the national capital after the party’s significant performance in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections 2018. The moment he started his address, a call for the evening Namaaz was made from a nearby mosque. On hearing Azaan, PM Modi took a pause and decided to continue the speech after the prayer call. Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic
The BJP and its ally IPFT secured a majority in Tripura having together won 43 seats in the 60-member House. In Nagaland, the BJP and its ally NDPP have won 26 seats. Meghalaya appeared set to have a hung Assembly. (Also Read: BJP Wins Tripura, May Form Governments in Meghalaya, Nagaland) Also Read - Pressure Mounts on Modi Govt to Impose Nationwide Lockdown; Oppn Says Total Shutdown 'Inevitable'
After the party’s performance in the state assembly elections 2018, BJP chief Amit Shah said today his party’s victories in the Left’s citadel Tripura and Nagaland was an endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership by the people of the Northeast.
A jubilant Shah said the BJP’s golden era would be when its wrests West Bengal, Odisha and Karnataka from rival parties. “It is a day of joy for me and crores of BJP workers. The victory of the BJP is important in many ways….It is an endorsement of the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the people of the Northeast,” he told a press conference.
Ruling out the possibility of the BJP engaging in horse-trading in Meghalaya, Shah said, “Where is the question of ‘tod-phod’ (horse-trading). The Congress does not have a majority there.”