Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he was "deeply impressed" by the humility and passion of a man from Gujarat who cycled from Amreli to Delhi to celebrate BJP's massive win in the national elections.
"Met the exceptional Khimchandbhai from Amreli, Gujarat," PM Modi tweeted today as he shared pictures of the elderly man along with him.
"Khimchandbhai decided that if BJP wins 300+ seats, he would cycle from Amreli to Delhi. He kept his word and am told that his cycle journey has drawn several admirers. I was deeply impressed by his humility and passion," PM further wrote.
Met the exceptional Khimchandbhai from Amreli, Gujarat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 3, 2019
Khimchandbhai decided that if BJP wins 300+ seats, he would cycle from Amreli to Delhi. He kept his word and am told that his cycle journey has drawn several admirers.
I was deeply impressed by his humility and passion. pic.twitter.com/jtfDggCsHv
He also shared a few pictures of Khimchandbhai. who completed the 1,100 km journey in 17 days, riding his cycle.The Gujarat man's cycle had several pictures of PM Modi on it. The cycle also had slogans in Hindi which read, "Modi hai to mumkin hai (It's possible with Modi)" and "Ab ki baar huye 300 paar (This time, the 300 mark has been crossed)".
"I took an oath before the Lok Sabha elections that if BJP wins more than 300 seats in the elections, I will travel all the way from Amreli to Delhi on my bicycle and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to congratulate them for their triumph," Khimchandbhai said after meeting PM Modi, news agency ANI reported.
Explaining his tedious journey from Amreli, his hometown, to the national capital, he said, "It took me almost 17 days to cover 1170 kms, I used to cover almost 70-80 kms on a daily basis. I used to stay in temples and ashrams on my way. I had a conversation with the PM for hardly five minutes, he told me that I am very brave to cover such expedition all the way from Amreli."
PM Modi led the National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the national elections, which concluded in May. While the BJP won a total of 303 seats, the BJP-led NDA won 352 seats.
Before he became the prime minister, PM Modi has served Gujarat, his home state, for 13 years as the chief minister since 2001.
(With inputs from news agency ANI)