Zee Media Bureau/Sushmita Dutta
New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who has been announced as the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate for 2014, on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will emerge victorious in the upcoming 2014 General elections.
Even as all efforts to placate party patriarch LK Advani failed, the newly appointed BJP`s PM candidate said that he has blessings of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani.
Modi thanked his party`s central leadership for giving him such an important responsibility, and expressed confidence that the BJP would emerge victorious in the next General Elections.
"The BJP has always given me the opportunity to work for progress and development of the party and the nation in various capacities. Today, the BJP`s central leadership has given me a very big responsibility," said Narendra Modi.
While hoping to do the best for the country, Modi said, "I believe the entire country will now enter a new era with the BJP and we will get full support of the entire nation in future."
"I will not leave any effort to make BJP victorious in 2014 polls," Narendra Modi said.
While thanking the entire nation and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi said, "I have been given a huge responsibility by the party so I thank everyone for believing in me. I also thank NDA partners for their greetings and support."
Further while thanking the media, the Gujarat CM said, "I am also grateful to the media for expressing hope for BJP."
Further while hitting out at the Congress party, the newly appointed BJP`s PM candidate said, "We will fight against corruption, price rise and work for
good governance and development."
Earlier today, BJP President Rajnath Singh announced that his party has chosen Modi as the prime ministerial candidate for 2014 General Elections.
The announcement came after a meeting of the party`s parliamentary board here this evening, which unanimously decided to project the Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.
Meanwhile, party patriarch LK Advani remained missing from the parliamentary board meeting.
Several attempts had earlier been made by senior leaders to convince Advani, who had earlier resigned from all party posts when Narendra Modi was appointed as the BJP`s election campaign committee chief in Goa earlier this year.
With agency inputs