Hours after his party’s marathon campaign came to an end, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi headed straight for two key addresses in Delhi — the RSS office and the residence of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Modi held a meeting with party president Rajnath Singh and later, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, to review electioneering and discuss the course of action. But before that, he went straight to meet Vajpayee.
“After addressing final campaign rally came to seek Atalji’s blessings. Had met him when campaign started. It’s always special to meet him,” he tweeted.
At his meetings with Singh and Bhagwat, Modi “exchanged notes” on the campaigning and the party’s likely tally, sources told HT. The BJP leaders are confident that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would get “unprecedented success”.
The issue of “prospective post-poll allies” was also discussed at Modi’s meetings in case the NDA fails to cross the half-way mark of 272 in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
In his blog, written minutes before he landed at the RSS’ Jhandewalan office in Delhi, Modi called the NDA “the only alliance that can bring about a change in India”.
“People are tired of false promises, corruption and the same old tape-recorded messages ridden with dynastic references only to hide one’s own failure. They want a better tomorrow,” Modi wrote, calling upon the people to help create a strong, developed and inclusive India that will once again show the way to the world.