"I apologise to you for arriving late as you had to sit in this heat. But this delay was not because of me. At the Delhi airport I sat from 9.30 AM onwards, but our helicopter was not being given the permission to fly," Modi told the gathering here.
The BJP leader said that normally he tries that "nobody is inconvenienced because of him but I am pained that you had to face this blistering sun". "You are doing this penance in this heat, I assure you that I will never let this effort go waste," he told the gathering.