Zee Media Bureau/ Manisha Singh
New Delhi: Reacting to BJP`s stupendous performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Friday that India had won and also that good days were ahead for the country.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
While delivering one of the biggest victories for the BJP, Modi also handed the Congress one of the worst ever performance.
In one of the most bitterly fought elections in recent times, Modi campaigned relentlessly criss-crossing the lenght and breadth of the country and asking the people to rid the country of a corrupt and inefficient Congress.
So, by the time the campaigning for the 2014 General Elections got over on May 10, Modi had addressed “440 rallies and programmes in almost 5,800 locations, covering a distance of over 3 lakh kilometers”. In Modi`s own words, “the entire campaign was extensive, innovative and satisfying”. He also left no stone unturned to conquer two states – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar - that probably will make or break his dream to become the next PM. Modi knew that the key to Delhi lies in doing well in the Hindi heartland.
Modi was named BJP`s PM candidate on September 13 last year by party president Rajnath Singh, notwithstanding party patriarch LK Advani being vehemently opposed to the idea.
Born on 17 September 1950, in a middle-class family in Vadnagar in Mehsana district and running a tea stall with his brother as a teenager, Narendra Modi has surely come a long way. A RSS pracharak in his young days, Modi has always been recognized as a master strategist.
When he became the CM of Gujarat in October 2001 following Keshubhai Patel’s resignation after the BJP was defeated in the by-elections, was his real big moment, a point from where he has never looked back but has only grown in strength.