Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after his stunning victory in the Lok Sabha polls, began his morning with visits to BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi – who had felt slighted after they were asked to sit out these polls – and tribute to both on Twitter.
“Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people,” PM Modi tweeted, along with a photo at Mr Advani’s home with BJP President Amit Shah.
PM Modi tweeted on his meeting with Murli Manohar Joshi too. “Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings,” he tweeted.
Both Advani and Joshi on Thursday congratulated Modi and Shah after trends showed that BJP was headed for a comfortable majority in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
“Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections,” Advani said in a statement. He also praised the efforts of the party workers and Amit Shah for rendering his role as the party president successfully.
“Amitbhai Shah as the BJP President and all the dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that the message of BJP reaches every voter of the country,” Advani added.