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Modi gets elected as leader of BJP Parliamentary Party


BJP today elected Narendra Modi as BJP Parliamentary Party leader

Modi in VaranasiNew Delhi: Elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, Narendra Modi today declared that the Lok Sabha election results represents a new hope for the common man and dedicated his government for the uplift of the poor, oppressed and deprived.

“I accept the responsibility you have reposed in me. You will never get an opportunity to look down on what my government will do,” he said in a 30-minute speech after he was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party by the newly-elected Lok Sabha members and those of Rajya Sabha.

The election took place at the Central Hall of Parliament after his name was proposed by senior leader L K Advani and seconded among others by Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari.

Modi was unanimously elected as the leader of BJP Parliamentary Party today with the Prime Minister-designate saying the election result was a vote for “new hope and aspiration” and he would try his best to live up to the expectations of the people of the country.

During his acceptance speech, 63-year-old Modi broke down when he referred to L K Advani’s mention that he had done favor to the party by taking up the responsibility.

“Can serving the mother be a favor? A son is only dedicated to serve the mother. The favor has been done by the party,” he said addressing the newly-elected MPs of the party in the historic Central Hall of Parliament.

His name was proposed by party patriarch L K Advani and supported by a number of leaders, including Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari.

The election is an important formality before Modi approaches President Pranab Mukherjee for formation of his government.

Advani said Modi was a “popular” and “famous” leader and he was happy to propose his name. Joshi seconded the proposal with a sense of “pride” and “joy”. Swaraj hoped that Modi will be a “famous” Prime Minister.

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