NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government for sailing through the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, saying that the victory is a "defeat of familism."
In a series of tweets, Shah said, "Keeping the light of democracy above the negative politics of familism, I express my gratitude on behalf of the BJP to all our colleagues, all political parties and all the MPs who have shown their faith in Prime Minister Modi's government."
Shah added that the victory of Prime Minister Modi-led government in the No-Confidence Motion was a defeat of familism and a victory for democracy.
"The victory of the PM Modi government in the No-Confidence Motion is a victory for democracy and a defeat of familism. Today, the Congress through its familism, casteism and appeasement has again reaffirmed their hatred and unacceptability towards a Prime Minister born in a poor family, who has been elected by the people of the country," he said.
Hitting out at the "unconstitutional" Congress Party and other opposition parties for bringing the No-Confidence Motion against the government, Shah said that the grand old party was repeating the history of crushing the country's democracy.
"Without any majority, the unconstitutional Congress and its fraternity have shown not only its political bankruptcy by bringing a No-Confidence Motion against the government who was elected by the people of the country with an absolute majority, but the Congress has also repeated their history of crushing the country's democracy," Shah tweeted.
The BJP president further said that those who were playing with the interests of the people were defeated, adding that it was just a glimpse of what would be the results in the next year's general elections.
"The PM Modi government will continue with the mantra of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" and the citizens of this country have full faith in us," Shah said.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi-led NDA Government sailed through its first floor test in Lok Sabha by defeating the No-Confidence Motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
Taking to his Twitter handle, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude to all the parties who supported the NDA government in the Lok Sabha.
"NDA has the confidence of the Lok Sabha and the 125 crore people of India. I thank all the parties that have supported us in the vote today. Our efforts to transform India and fulfil the dreams of our youth continue. Jai Hind!," he had tweeted.
The government had a comfortable majority of 325 votes in its favour, who voted against the No Confidence Motion in contrast to 126 votes by the Opposition parties out of total 451 Members of Parliament present in the Lok Sabha.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members had staged a walk-out while NDA ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting.
The NDA's massive victory came after an 11-hour debate, followed by a 90-minute reply by the Prime Minister, during which he listed out the achievements of his government and underlined the failures of the Congress and its allies during their previous terms.
This was also the first major unity strength of the Opposition parties that are planning to come together for `Grand Alliance` hoping to fight the BJP in the 2019 general elections.