Modi’s claim of imminent Indian election results

New Delhi | Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday at Austria praised the Electoral machinery of India stating despite such big democratic elections conducted in the country, the results of elections are declared within hours.

Highlighting about the historical relationship between India and Austria, he especially mentioned about the 200 year old Sanskrit University which was started at Vienna.

With this he also shared about Mahatma Gandhi’s student Meerabehn who spent her remaining years of life at Vienna.

In his speech PM Modi conveying message about peace added ‘India has given Buddha and not Yuddha (war) to the world’.

Addressing the Indian diaspora he further discussed about economy, politics, policies and historical friendships between Austria and India.

Assertions regarding election outcomes

Prime Minister Modi at his speech also mentioned about the India’s general elections.

Referring to the recent concluded Lok Sabha elections he said, people across the world gets surprised on hearing about the elections in India. Few weeks back concluded democratic ballots comprised of 650 million voters which means a total of 65 Austria who participated in the electoral process. Despite the huge electoral process the polling results were out within few hours, this shows the power of electoral machinery.

PM Modi stated, “Over eight thousand candidates from hundreds of political parties participated in India’s recent elections. Following such a diverse and competitive contest, the people of the country have given their mandate. After sixty years, a government has been elected for the third consecutive term in India.”

Additionally he said, “Our mission is 2047. India gained independence in 1947, and by 2047, we envision celebrating a century of a developed India. We are laying a robust foundation today for India’s progress over the next thousand years.”

India held elections on April 19, with results announced on June 4

The Prime Minister claimed that election results would be known in a few hours, but this wasn’t accurate.

In reality, India’s Lok Sabha elections took place in seven phases. The first phase, which included voting for seats across multiple states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and others, began on April 19. The results for this phase were announced on June 4, not within a few hours.

Similarly process continued for subsequent phases, during the second phase, voting took place for a total of 89 seats across Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, and Tripura.

Voting was held in the third phase on May 7.

In this phase, votes were cast on a total of 94 seats of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu.

The fourth phase of voting was held on 13 May, where voting was held on a total of 96 seats of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir.

In the fifth phase, voting was held on 20 May on 49 seats of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh.

In the sixth phase, votes were cast on 25 May on a total of 57 seats of Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Delhi.

In the seventh phase, voting was held on 1 June on a total of 57 seats of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Chandigarh.

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