Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that chemistryhad managed to defeat arithmetic in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
"Elections are all about arithmetic but there ischemistry that goes beyond arithmetic. This time chemistry has defeatedarithmetic," he said while addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workersat a thanksgiving function in Varanasi.
"Some people say that politics is all about perceptionbut we do not create perceptions. For us, transparency and hard work scoresabove everything else," he said.
The Prime Minister said that he was a BJP worker andfollowed the directives of the party.
"I was asked to come here and on April 25 (for aroadshow) Kashi welcomed me with its 'Vishwa Roop' (larger than life image)that had an impact beyond Kashi and Uttar Pradesh. It impacted all parts of thecountry. Kashi made me PM but I will always remain a worker for you."
Modi said that if he seemed complacent and relaxed duringelections, it was because of the love and strength that Kashi gave him."You asked me not to come again for campaigning, so I went to Kedarnathafter polling."
The Prime Minister thanked local officials, media personsand even his electoral rivals.
"I thank the workers for not making the election a warand the rival candidates for maintaining the dignity of Kashi. Elections were afestival of democracy that was celebrated by all," he said.
He said that there are many in politics whose profile runsinto 50 pages or more but they are not connected to the poorest of the poor."We are dedicated to such people," he said.
"Uttar Pradesh has elected us in 2014, 2017 and in 2019and deserves to be lauded for this hat trick which is not a small feat,"he added.
Modi said that it was the BJP which had maximum belief indemocracy.
"When we are in power, the opposition comes alive.Tripura, for years, had no opposition but now that BJP is in power, theopposition is vibrant."
He said that the BJP had two main difficulties – selectivesensitivity and political untouchability.
"BJP workers are being attacked. When I was the GujaratChief Minister and reached out to some people to promote tourism, I wasattacked. This mentality is disturbing."
The Prime Minister also thanked BJP President Amit Shah andUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for their contribution in ensuringthe BJP's success in elections.