The function was kept simple and shorn of pomp because of the Surat fire tragedy. Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first stop outside Delhi, after his stupendous victory was Ahmedabad. Welcomed by BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other party leaders, Prime Minister paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel, an icon of modern India, whose contributions towards nation building are monumental.
PM then headed to the BJP office in Khanpur. People lined the streets to greet him as his cavalcade headed to the meeting ground. Khanpur is where he started his political journey as a BJP karyakarta going on to become the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 14 years and now the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term.
Prime Minister began his address to party workers condoling the death of students in the Surat tragedy. Prime Minister affectionately recalled the good times he had spent at the Khanpur office in his early years.
PM Modi said he was in Ahmedabad seeking darshan of the people of Gujarat. He said the blessings of the state’s citizens have always been very special for him.
PM for the first time projected a win of 300 seats for the BJP and his prophecy came true. He added that the win was not his or Amit Shah’s or the party’s but was a victory of the positive pro-incumbency vote.
He described the next five years as crucial for nation building. BJP President Amit Shah hailed Prime Minister Modi’s leadership and chanted ‘Modi – Modi’ as a matter of pride for the entire country.
A visit with humble words of thanks for the people of Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message was simple utilise these 5 years to solve issues of the common citizens, and work to further enhance India’s position on the world stage.