This Article is From May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi's Emotional Speech at BJP Meeting: Top Five Quotes

Narendra Modi bows down at the steps of Parliament as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting (AP Photo)

New Delhi: In an often emotional speech, Prime-Minister-to-be Narendra Modi addressed a meeting of the BJP's Parliamentary Party today, where he mentioned, among other things, his first visit to Parliament, his devotion towards the BJP and his gratitude for the senior leaders of the party.

Here are five of his best quotes:

  1. Advani ji said Narendra Bhai has done us a favour. Please don't use the word kripa (favour). A son doesn't do a favour to his mother. A son works with dedication. I treat the BJP as my mother just as India is my mother. The party has done me a favour by giving me an opportunity to serve. (Watch Narendra Modi's Speech Here)

  2. You can see Modi not because Modi's stature is very large. You can see Modi because the party's senior leaders have hoisted me on their shoulders. (Narendra Modi for PM: Advani Proposes, BJP Makes It Official)

  3. It was said I was here (in Parliament) for the first time, this keeps happening to me. I saw the (Gujarat) Vidhan Sabha after I became the chief minister. (Watch: When Narendra Modi Broke Down)

  4. A government should be one that works for the poor and this is why the new government is committed to the poor of the country and dedicated to the youth of the country as well as our mothers and daughters. The celebrations, excitement will go on but the era of responsibility has begun. (Highlights of Narendra Modi's Speech)

  5. We did not have the good fortune of fighting for India's independence - we could not die for the country but we have been given an opportunity to live for this country. (Request Advani Ji Not to Use the Word "Kripa", Says Modi in Tears)