Modi got emotional at meeting with BJP leaders

Prime minister Narendra Modi,Amit Shah,Rajnath Singh at the BJP parliamentary party meeting in new delhi on wednesday.Express photo by Anil Sharma.20.12.2017

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today turned emotional as he recalled the struggle and contribution of BJP leaders in building the party in Gujarat where the saffron party notched up its sixth consecutive assembly win.Addressing the BJP parliamentary party, Modi was seen holding back his tears, according to those present at the meeting, at least three times as he named Jana Sangh and BJP leaders, some of them now dead, who built the organisation in Gujarat, which has become a party citadel for over two decades.

The Congress has projected Gujarat results, where it won its biggest tally since 1985 polls by winning 77 seats while the BJP with 99 seats got its lowest since 1990, as a “moral victory” for itself, a claim termed as a “laughable exercise” by BJP chief Amit Shah at today’s meeting.Modi fondly recalled how former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee congratulated him in person when the party fared well in a Lok Sabha election from Gujarat, noting that he, then a relatively new entrant to the BJP from the RSS and a general secretary in charge of the state, was not widely known in the party, sources said. Modi also noted that it was Vajpayee’s magnanimity to reach out to him.He said they and countless other leaders and workers had made huge sacrifices as he asked party leaders to work with dedication and humility to win people’s support.