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Gujarat voted for development and Narendra Modi's leadership: Nitin Gadkari
Edited by Samira Shaikh | Updated: December 20, 2012 13:43 IST
He said it was a vote for "development and Mr Modi's leadership."
"The Congress tried to play the communal card but failed. Gujarat will continue to flourish under the leadership of Narendra Modi. I thank the people who have voted for BJP again. I also congratulate the party workers," the BJP president said
"People have voted for the BJP for the fifth time and Narendra bhai's leadership for a 3rd time," he added.
Narendra Modi will be Chief Minister of Gujarat for a third straight term. Projections based on leads at 01.30 pm show Mr Modi likely to end the day at 123 seats, six more than last time and enough to make his party state that his "vibrant Gujarat" plank worked despite the Congress' best effort to discredit him.
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Modi's national aspiration couldn't be ignored after he registered a third successive win in Gujarat's Assembly elections.
In his first election, the 45-year-old activist turned politician defeated incumbent chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her on constituency by some 22,000 votes.
The former actor, with roles in nearly 150 films, has inked a partnership of his Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) with the BJP.