The Gujarat Chief Minister's statement came at a moment when it was expected that he is likely to get the massive promotion - from governing Gujarat to running the country.
63-year-old Modi was quoted as saying, "To play any role given by my party with commitment and I will ensure that there is no slackness in it."
To play any role given by my party with commitment, there is no slackness in it
As exit polls predict that Modi has pulled off a victory in the world's largest election, there was talk that the undeclared agenda of his meeting in Gujarat last evening was to initiate the process of finding the next chief minister of his home state. But on record, attendees said the focus was on celebrating Mr Modi's contribution to the anticipated BJP win.
For those present, the BJP's prime ministerial nominee expounded on the details of his campaign - the number of rallies he held in different parts of the country and the large role played by technology in disseminating his message to voters.
A day later, Modi also met top BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh to prepare plans and strategy for the moment when the results are announced on May 16.
(With agency inputs)