Modi’s comparison to a cricketer was made by Advani when he showered praises on the Prime Minister for leading the party and the NDA to a thumping victory with over 300 seats in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

“In Test cricket, we have heard of players who score a century or a double century on their debut. But I do not know of any batsman, who becomes a captain in the very first test he plays and scores a triple century! This is Narendrabhai’s unique achievement,” he said.

Advani was delivering the valedictory address on the second and final day of an orientation workshop for the first time party MPs here.

The NDA got 336 seats of which BJP accounted for a record 282 seats.

Advani exhorted the party’s first-time MPs to ensure the BJP’s return to power in 2019.

“From day one, the entire party should recognise that the BJP should be in office at least for the next ten years,” he said.

The BJP veteran also cautioned the MPs against Congress-bashing.

“There is no need to talk much about the Congress party’s or UPA government’s failures. People are convinced about it, which is why they have given us absolute majority,” said Advani.

“All of us should rather talk about our government’s vision, its policies, plans and decisions,” he added.

63-year-old Modi was declared the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.


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