New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the national capital on Thursday to attend NDC meet, was felicitated at BJP headquarter in the national capital after registering a third consecutive victory in recently concluding Gujarat assembly polls. He also addressed jubilant party leaders and workers in the presence of party president Nitin Gadkari.
Modi seemed elated while interfacing his party colleagues and workers and said that he worked at 11 Ashoka Road (BJP headquarter) for years prior and expressed gratitude for the warm welcome he was offered at the party office.
When Modi was addressing party workers, they were heard chanting PM, PM, seeking to see him as Prime Minister of the country.
Taking on Prime Minister, Gujarat Chief Minister said that nearly 65 percent population of the country comprised of people below 35 years of age but the Prime Minister has no vision for them. "For 12 years, my government has done work... The people of Gujarat have voted in favour of the good work done by my party in the state."
Modi said it was possible for an ordinary party worker like him to become a chief minister of the state.
"It was possible for me, a simple worker, to rise to where I am today," he said.
Earlier, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari praised Modi for the "tohfa (gift)" he had got in the form of the party scoring a massive win in the state elections for a third time. "Gujarat is an example before the nation," Gadkari said.
Modi reminds UPA of 'federal dharma'
Modi further asked the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to follow "federal dharma" and not to tinker with states. "The central government should resist the temptation to tinker with the federal structure mandated by the constitution.”
"There is a need to exercise extreme vigilance and caution to ensure that all constitutional authorities are allowed to carry out their mandated functions and observe the federal dharma at all times," he said.