New Delhi, Dec 28: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who took oath for the fourth consecutive time since 2011 a couple of days ago, addressed a large gathering of BJP workers at the party headquarters in the national capital on Thursday. Modi, who spoke in the presence of party president Nitin Gadkari, was greeted by the charged-up supporters as 'PM'. Gadkari played his part by making a brief speech. He perhaps understood that the moment clearly belonged to Modi.
Modi was invited by the party workers to the headquarters following his latest victory in the assembly polls. It was the third consecutive poll victory for the high-profile leader after he replaced Keshubhai Patel as the Gujarat CM in 2001. Modi utilised the occasion to the maximum.
Modi did not attempt to restrain the party workers chanting 'PM, PM', a repeat of what he had done during his thanksgiving speech following the assembly poll victory. He said as a party worker, he has always carried out responsibilities the party had given him and would continue to do the same in the future. He told the party workers that in the BJP even the common people get a chance to carry out big responsibilities.
The over-crowded party office showed the significance of Modi's visit to New Delhi. The leader's supporters have been carrying out a systematic campaign to project him as the most distinguished leader to head the BJP during the next general polls.
Before his arrival at the party headquarters, Modi also visited former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and stayed with him for a few minutes.
Modi, who said that he did not expect such a welcome at the party headquarters, accused the Centre of having no thought, no action plan, no leadership to take the country forward.