Modi meets BJP cadres, says he’s PM because of them

Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers for the first time after becoming the prime minister and thanked them for their efforts they had put in while helping the BJP win the Lok Sabha election. Lauding the work done by the BJP workers Modi visited the BJP office at 11 Ashoka Road to reward party workers with an incentive equivalent to three months’ salary in recognition of their hard work.

Office workers who will be getting the incentive include office staff, personal assistants, computer operators and cleaning staff. Addressing a gathering of around 300-350 workers in the Capital, Modi said the workers were supreme and he (Modi) has become the prime minister because of their hard work. He said: ‘If we pass the test of commitment to public welfare, people will hail us. We hope to fulfill the expectations of the people.’

‘When Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had won, I had set chairs in this office. Today I have come here seeking new energy and inspiration. Bhandari, Kushabhau Thakre have done tapasya (penance) here. It is an inspirational seat for all workers,’ he added. Modi said the nation had invested its faith in his party, adding, ‘The last government left India disappointed, but the voter was 10 steps ahead. I had said this is an election of expectations. And it is important that the expectations are met and India is not disappointed.’
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