Narendra Modi thanks Gujarat for hat-trick: Highlights of speech

Narendra Modi thanks Gujarat for hat-trick: Highlights of speech
Ahmedabad Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed supporters in Ahmedabad on Thursday evening and thanked the people of Gujarat for his thumping election victory.

Highlights from his speech:

  • I thank my Gujarati brethren.
  • These results prove that the people of this country can differentiate between good and bad.
  • And when they get an opportunity to decide, they rise to the occasion with an eye to the future.
  • BJP had a simple slogan - ek mat Gujarat. Political pundits could not understand what it meant, it wasn't spicy.
  • But people understood what we meant and they carried the 'lotus' and the slogan home.
  • Voters in Gujarat have risen above communal and caste considerations.
  • They make governments accountable by re-electing political parties. This futuristic thought can come only from a mature electorate - I congratulate the voters of Gujarat.
  • Political pundits can discuss Modi all they want, but today's hero is the six-crore strong electorate of Gujarat.
  • They used to say good economics doesn't make good politics - in Gujarat, people have shown that good economics and good governance can be shown; they support it.
  • People will forget about what happened, they will rise from everything if they see development.
  • It is the support of people which take me down the right path, make right decisions.
  • I have just one dream - My Gujarat!
  • They said govt employees are upset, but when postal ballots were counted, the numbers were astounding.
  • Main khel Dilli se jeetna chata tha, aaj who khel janata ne mujhe jita diya.
  • If I have faltered anywhere in all these years, I apologise.
  • For me the people are a form of god, and today I want something from you. You have given me power, now I seek your blessings.
  • This is not Narendra Modi's victory, this is the victory of six crore people of Gujarat.
  • This is a win for all those people across the country who want India to prosper.
  • Is chunaav mein ek taraf lakhon logon ka paseena hain aur doosri taraf paisa hain. Maine kaha tha paseena jeet jayega aur paise harega.
  • The party is like our mother, without the party we are nothing.
  • I do not want to criticise anyone, but I heard what pundits across India had to say on TV.
    They have not been able to digest this victory. I don't know what will happen to them tonight.
  • I ask you to pray for them so that they get a good night's sleep.
  • If you add up Congress's seats in Gujarat and Himachal, and it's still less than BJP's.
  • Even if we had 93 seats, a BJP government would have been formed. But political pundits wanted today to forget this simple arithmetic.
  • The people have given me their mandate. I need no certificate from anyone else.
  • With your permission, I will visit Delhi for a day on the December 27. (People chant PM, PM...) By serving Gujarat, I serve India.
  • Na mujhe rukna hai, na thakna hai, sirf aapke sapnon ko poora karna hain. 
  • Aaj aapne mujhe jeet liya hain, aane waale paanch saal mujhe aapko jeetna hai.
Story First Published: December 20, 2012 17:54 IST

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