Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board, which met on Saturday to deliberate on the issue of government formation at the Centre, thanked its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for leading a successful election campaign.
The board also felicitated Modi for guiding the party to a remarkable victory in the crucial Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing a press briefing later, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said, “The BJP parliamentary board has thanked Modi for leading a successful campaign. Narendra bhai Modi gave a vision to our campaign, the parliamentary board has praised that.”
Singh also thanked hundreds of dedicated party workers for their role in the BJP`s victory and said assured that NDA will provide a stable and an accountable government.
“The BJP Parliamentary Board hails the verdict of people of India. The Board expresses its deep sense of appreciation for all workers and leaders for ensuring this win. India needs a government, which can put the economy on a growth track,” Singh said adding, “We will provide a govt with a high level of probity.”
“Though we have elected Narendra Modi to be our Prime Minister a decision in this regard will be taken during the May 20 meeting of the parliamentary board. I also want to make it clear that the dates for Modi`s elevation as Prime Minister has not been finalised as yet,” the BJP said.
Singh also informed that party national general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed the observer to monitor to election of new Chief Minister for Gujarat.
Earlier today, thousands of BJP supporters gave a rousing welcome to Narendra Modi as he flew into Delhi and set out in a motorcade to the party headquarters.
A sea of supporters waved BJP flags, blew conches, beat drums, danced and shouted slogans as soon as Modi stepped out of the airport after flying in from Gujarat. The celebrations continued all through the long route.
Besides BJP president Rajnath Singh, the seven newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party MPs from Delhi were among those who received Modi, visiting Delhi a day after the announcement of the Lok Sabha results.
As Modi set out from the airport, he leaned out of the front window and flashed a V sign.
The motorcade, now protected by the Special Protection Group (SPG), then proceeded to the BJP headquarters, at times slowing down to acknowledge the greetings of Modi fans gathered on the streets.
A mass of flag carrying, Modi-mask wearing supporters were at select spots along the route from the airport to the BJP office in the heart of the capital.
Modi led his party to a stunning victory, making the BJP the first non-Congress party since independence in 1947 to win a comfortable majority on its own in the 545-member Lok Sabha.
More than 1,000 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Delhi Police personnel were deployed at the airport since early morning. Modi contested from Vadodara in Gujarat and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He won handsomely from both places.
Modi is here to attend a key BJP meeting. He will later Saturday visit Varanasi to pray at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and take part in the Ganga Aarti.