New Delhi: Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was "by nature a hopeful man".
Modi told BJP MPs and other party leaders in Parliament`s Central Hall after being elected leader of the party`s legislative wing: "I am by nature a hopeful man... I am a very hopeful man."
He said the people need to give up any sense of despondency they may be nurturing.
Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party`s comfortable win in the Lok Sabha election had forced the world to look at Indian democracy anew.