In his concluding remarks at the meeting, Advani praised Modi for his emphasis on strengthening the party at the booth level and reaching out to each voter, party sources said. "He (Advani) endorsed speech of Modi," a party leader said.

Advani had resigned his key party posts in June, a day after Modi's elevation as chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign committee for the 2014 elections. However, he decided not to press his resignation after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh intervened.

BJP sources also said Modi in his speech said that 160 representatives from minority community had been elected on a BJP ticket to local bodies in Gujarat and asked the party cadre to reach out to all sections, including Muslims.


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