Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the "impressive victories" in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh showed there was strong support for the "politics of good governance and development".
"Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development. I salute the hardworking BJP karyakartas (workers) in these states for their hard work which has led to these impressive victories," Modi tweeted.
"I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned in furthering the development journey of these states and serve the people tirelessly," he added.
Addressing the media, party president Amit Shah, said, "Big win for politics of performance and this shows a shift in people's mind. This is a victory of development over dynasty and polarisation"
According to counting trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party is headed for victory in both states.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath asked Congress to prepare for 2024. "The results have shown that the people of Gujarat and Himachal are strongly with the economic initiatives taken by Prime Minister Modi and will continue to support him to see India emerge as a global economic superpower," Adityanath said. The monk-turned-chief minister also advised Opposition leaders to accept the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday congratulated the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for "choosing development", as the BJP was poised to win assembly elections in both states.
She said by voting in favour of BJP, the people of the two states have "proved" that they want development.
In a press note issued by the Chief Minister's Office, she said: "The credit of this success goes to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is dedicated to the progress of the country. Similarly, Party president Amit Shah's working should also be praised who is burning the midnight oil to strengthen the party across the country."
Attributing the party's success to these two leaders, she said their hard work and dedication for the country's development are bringing in consecutive victories for BJP in India.
She added that "these elections have proved that there is no substitute to Bharatiya Janata Party".
The party forming the government in Gujarat for the sixth consecutive time speaks volumes about the trust, confidence and faith the people of state has put into it, she added.
Even the elections results in Himachal Pradesh have proved that the country is heading towards "Congress Mukt Bharat", she added.
Raje expressed her confidence of forming the government in Rajasthan in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
"People of the state have been putting their trust in BJP and we have been going all out to ensure this trust is maintained," she added.