BANGALORE: Governor H R Bhardwaj said the mandate given by the people in the Lok Sabha elections should be respected.
Speaking to reporters about the election results at the inauguration of the reconstituted Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Bangalore Central Committee 2014-2016 on Saturday, he told reporters, “This time, the election was like never before. The issue of corruption was big on the voters’ mind.”
He observed that the roots of democracy might go deeper with this election.
“This time, the victory is for the BJP. But the next time, Congress might have an upper hand. There will be changes in politics. This is not something new,” he reasoned.
He also spoke about different parties at the helm of government in the State and Centre. “Even though there might be different governments in the State and the Centre, the relationship between the two should be cordial. This is dependent on the people who head the governments,” he said.
He praised the youth of India for playing a major role in the Lok Sabha election. “A lot of youngsters came forward to vote this time, and there has been a drastic change. They have brought about parallel thinking,” he added.
He called upon the youth to take forward the culture of the country. “Universal brotherhood has been the culture of our country. We must adhere to the same,” he said.
Earlier, speaking at the programme, he said, “Vachanas and Pampa’s literature must be widespread and must not just remain within the boundaries of the State. They have to be popularised across the Country. There is also a need for research on this literature.”