Jaitley wrote, "despite many hurdles, on September 13, 2013 we did manage to decide on the candidature of Narender Modi as a Prime Minister. I had at that stage expressed an opinion publicly that Rahul versus Modi battle would be quasi presidential and Modi would score over Rahul in the electoral contest.
Anti-incumbency against the UPA was high and therefore the election will be contested on the twin basis of anti-incumbency as also a positive hope in Narender Modi (sic)."
Jaitley wrote that 'high point of this election was the energy displayed by Modi.'
He praised the party and the election campaign saying that 'this was the power of democracy and this is the power of Bharat Mata.