Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people on November 11 and said the latest round of elections is very important as it is reflecting the outcome of last year's Lok Sabha elections. At a meeting to celebrate the BJP's victory in Bihar and a series of by-polls in 12 states, PM Modi said "Not just in Bihar, we won in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and even in Telangana. The BJP won everywhere". The party had scooped up more than 50 seats in the by-elections. The BJP, PM Modi said, is the only one which "truly has a national connect" with the people of India. He said, “The reason behind BJP’s success is its governance model. When people think about governance, they also think about the BJP.” Victory in Bihar is the first for the party since last year's general elections that will lead to government formation by the BJP and ally Nitish Kumar.