'Hat-trick man' Modi meets Gujarat Governor Beniwal

Gandhinagar, Dec 21 (ANI): Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who silenced his critics to register a third successive win in the recently held two-phased state assembly polls, met Gujarat Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal here on Friday.

Modi, who will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Gujarat for the third time on December 25, exchanged pleasantries with Dr. Beniwal.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which registered its fifth consecutive victory in Gujarat and third under Modi, won the assembly polls with a resounding 115 seats.

The Congress bagged 61 seats, while former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel-led Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) managed to win just two seats.

After his party's significant win yesterday, Modi thanked the people of the state for giving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) another chance to form the government.

Addressing a public gathering at the BJP state unit headquarters in Ahmedabad last evening, Modi praised the voters for exercising their franchise in a mature manner.

"I thank the people of Gujarat. People have voted thinking if Gujarat prospers, I will prosper. Gujarat voters have proved that people make their choice based on development and progress. Gujarat's voters are the real heroes today," said Modi.

"The people of state have proved that if a government provides good governance and development to the people, they will forget everything and vote for that government. I promise that they will continue to witness tremendous development and progress in future also," he said.

He also apologised to the people of Gujarat during his historic speech

Modi, who is being seen by many as a potential Prime Ministerial candidate for the BJP in 2014, further said that he would be visiting New Delhi on December 27.

The Gujarat Chief Minister had yesterday met his mother and his predecessor Keshubhai Patel and sought their blessings. (ANI)

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