Narendra Modi addresses NDA lawmakers in Parliament's Central Hall
Narendra Modi, who was unanimously elected leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at a meeting attended by its newly elected MPs and senior leaders in Parliament's Central Hall, has asked all the lawmakers to work towards making a 'new India' and advised them to shun VIP culture.
He will now call on President Ram Nath Kovind to stake his claim to form the government, following which he will be sworn in as the next prime minister, likely next week.
In his over 75-minute address after being elected the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, Modi also stressed on the need to win over the trust of minorities, saying they were made to live in "fear" and "exploited" during elections for vote-bank politics, apparently a dig at the opposition parties.
He also called for the NDA to work with cohesion for the country's development and said his 'naara' (slogan) for the alliance is 'national ambition and regional aspirations'.
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Modi asked NDA leaders to maintain restraint in speaking to media, some statements made for publicity often trouble us: Modi
Don't trust media reports on names being considered for ministerial berths, responsibilities will be given as per norms: Modi
We ran govt for poor people between 2014-19, I can say the poor elected govt this time: Modi
Minorities made to live in fear by those who believed in vote-bank politics, we have to end this deception and take everyone along: Modi
'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' is Modi's mantra to NDA lawmakers.
Minorities have been deceived by those who played vote bank politics: Modi
Our 'NARA' is National Aspirations, Regional Aspirations: Modi
Always believe in the teachings of Gandhi ji, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Ram Manohar Lohia and Baba Saheb Ambedkar: Modi
Modi asks MPs to be careful while speaking in public.
#WATCH PM Narendra Modi addressing NDA Parliamentary meet says, "Media ke logo ko bhi pata hota hai ki 6 namune hain, vaha subah pahoch jayo, gate ke bahar khade raho, nikal ke kuchh to bolega." pic.twitter.com/dTtzu9uz6M
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2019
No matter how hard we work, one bad comment can stain all of it: Modi
I'm talking to you after bowing before the constitution, there can not be a 'bhed-rekha' for a people's representative. We are for those who were with us, we are also for those who will be with us: Modi
This is for the first time in Independent India that such large number of women MPs are sitting in the Parliament. This has been made possible due to women power: Modi
We are here for those who trusted us today. We are here for those too whose trust we are yet to win: Narendra Modi
A voter never accepts arrogance of power. He might tolerate it for sometime due to helplessness, but will never accept it: Modi
These elections were pro-incumbency. This pro-incumbency wave is tied with the thread of trust...The trust was not only between people and govt but also among people themselves. This gave birth to that trust: Narendra Modi
We will now begin new journey to build new India with new energy: Narendra Modi at NDA meeting
People of this country not only voted us to power in 2014, they also showed us the way: Narendra Modi
2019 elections have worked towards breaking down walls and connecting hearts. In a way they had become a way to unite the society...This gave a new height to these elections. The people have started a new era and all of us are a witness to it: Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi: 2019 elections have worked towards breaking down walls and connecting hearts. In a way they had become a way to unite the society...This gave a new height to these elections. The people have started a new era and all of us are a witness to it. pic.twitter.com/TnDhmbnAc0
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2019
I am one of you, I am your equal, we have to work shoulder to shoulder: Narendra Modi tells his colleagues.
Clear mandate increases responsibility, Narendra Modi tells NDA lawmakers
People have accepted us due to our 'seva bhav'. One has to prepare oneself to be always ready to help people even when you move through the lanes of politics and power: Narendra Modi at Central Hall
You all deserve greetings but those elected for the first time deserve an even bigger one. I offer all of you my greetings: Modi
We are flagging off a new journey to achieve our vision for India. You have all played a leading role in the change that has been effected in the country: PM Modi
I want to thank all BJP, NDA MPs and leaders for electing me as their leader: Modi
Narendra Modi bows before the constitution before starting his address at the NDA parliamentary meeting.