Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Gujarat on Tuesday, a day ahead a day ahead of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the state, said that the strength of the Bharatiya Janata Party were its workers and its organisation.
Addressing a rally of party workers, he said, “BJP's strength is the strength of the organisation and the hard work of the karyakartas,” and added, “Did anyone imagine a party with two seats which was mocked by some people came to power with a complete majority.”
The PM told the gathering that the focus of his government was 'Team India'.
Talking about himself and his vision he maintained, “Often there is a debate on big vision and grand vision. All I have to say is that I am a very small person and I live for small people.”
To the people of Gujarat Modi promised that wherever he would be the people of the state would always remain in his hearts.
“I said that my success does not lie in Gujarat succeeding when I am here but when I am not here,” he emphasised.
This is Modi's first visit to the state since taking becoming the Prime Minister of India.
On an emotional note the PM said, “Coming back after four months I can say that Gujarat's development is going on at good pace,” adding, “Gujarat has developed due to a team of people.”
He also tweeted the following:
Thank you Gujarat! Great to be back after almost 4 months. Landed to a very warm welcome by Karyakartas & Leaders. http://t.co/pR0eJmPkAr
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2014
Modi addressed party workers Ahmedabad too.
There he told them that he was fortunate to be among them after a long time.
He also said that no honour matched the feeling of respect received by one's own people.
An overwhelmed Modi said such honour brought tears to his eyes.
Modi added that the learning that he had got from his fellow workers had helped him in Delhi after he became the PM.
Chinese PM is scheduled to visit Gujarat on Wednesday. September 17 is also Modi's birthday.