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Dec 20, 2012 at 07:30pm IST

It's a win for India's development, says Narendra Modi after victory

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after winning the assembly elections on Thursday in his acceptance speech made it clear that his focus is national politics and said, "By serving Gujarat, I serve India." Modi delivered his lengthy speech entirely in Hindi and also smiled when his supporters chanted, "PM, PM," after he mentioned that he would be visiting New Delhi on December 27.

Modi also asked his supporters to forgive him if he had made any mistake in the past, and said, "If I have made any mistakes, forgive me. Give me your blessings so I make no mistakes in the future." Calling his win a victory of all the Indians, Modi stated, "BJP's Gujarat victory is a victory for all Indians. People have voted keeping their future in mind."

While addressing his supporters at a rally in Ahmedabad, Modi said, "The results of the Gujarat elections have proved that the voters in the country know what is right and what is wrong. The voters in Gujarat don't want the situation they faced in the 80s."

Commenting on the Congress, Modi remarked, "Politics of divide and rule has been defeated. People have risen above regionalism and caste system, they are thinking about the generations to come." Modi called all the voters "heroes of my victory are my six crore Gujaratis" and said that it is this support that gives him the strength to "take right decisions".

During his lengthy speech, Modi took on his detractors and said, "This is a hat-trick. Why can't anti-Gujarat campaigners realise this fact." Seeking support in future, Modi said, "Bless me so that I don't commit any mistake in future. We are here because of those who struggled for the Bharatiya Janata Party."