Soon after the announcement, the Gujarat Chief Minister addressed countrymen while speaking to media. Expressing his gratitude towards party leaders, Modi said, "Today the BJP's national leadership has given a very big responsibility to some who has come from a very common family."
Despite all hullabaloos over LK Advani's decision to sip BJP parliamentary board meeting, Modi appreciated the hard work done by veteran BJP leaders like Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
I will not leave any stone unturned to ensure the BJP's victory in 2014: Modi
"I want to thank every small and big leader in the party and express my gratitude to them. I would like to assure them that in the 2014 elections I will not leave any stone unturned to ensure the BJP's victory in 2014," Modi said.
"I hope that they will support the BJP to help us get the country from this period," added Modi. Continuing his statement, the Gujarat CM claimed that he was confident that the entire nation would support BJP during Lok Sabha elections.
"I am very thankful to the media as well for expressing your valuable views that have helped in with the growth of the BJP," he said.
Rajnath Singh later ended the conversation saying, "All the allies in the NDA have expressed their support for the move to pick Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate."