Though it was his felicitation programme for completing a hat-trick of wins in Gujarat, CM Narendra Modi was welcomed at 11, Ashoka Road with chants of “PM, PM” by jubilant party workers at the national headquarters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Modi visited the head-office on Thursday, after attending the National Development Council (NDC) meet in New Delhi.
And just like his speech at BJP MLAs meet on December 25, Modi focussed on party workers in his address on Thursday. The raucous slogans by them and “flower shower” forced BJP president Nitin Gadkari to curtail his speech and leave the dais for Modi.
Recalling his days at the headquarters, Modi said he spent significant number of years as a party worker. “I’ve spent many years in a small corner of this place, working for the party.” He praised BJP’s style of working and called it “the strength of this party and strength of India’s democracy, that even the simplest and most common man can assume great responsibilities.” Modi equated himself as one of the millions of party workers, who has fulfilled responsibilities that he has been given, and will continue to do so.
Modi also invited the party workers to visit Gujarat and witness its development and implement the same in their regions of operation.
Earlier in the day, Modi visited former prime minister and veteran saffron leader, Atal Behari Vajpayee, at his residence.