He however did not wish BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his farewell speech. Instead Manmohan Singh said: "As I leave office, my abiding memory will be the love and kindness that I have always received from you.
It is both a debt that I will never be able to repay and a decoration that I will always wear with pride. I wish the incoming government every success as it embarks on its task and pray for even greater successes for our nation." (Read full speech here )
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>PM: I wish the incoming government every success as it embarks on its task and pray for even greater successes for our nation. Jai Hind.</p>— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/statuses/467534201655267328">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Meanwhile even Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, in their address on Friday evening , did not wish Narendra Modi or the BJP for their victory but congratulated the new government.
Sonia said: "We hope that the new government will work for the welfare of the people. I congratulate the new government.'
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