Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a veiled dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying the top Opposition leader could not still come out of the impact of election results which showed “weakness.”
The prime minister asserted that his party-led government would further accelerate work for the betterment of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu people though the BJP could not win Lok Sabha polls in these two states.
“Given the huge mandate we got, some people think expectations and aspirations (on the government) have increased.”
“They also wonder what can Modi do. We should see it as India’s fortune and a great opportunity. I see it as a guarantee for a brighter India,” he said.
Modi addressed a thanksgiving public meeting organised by the Andhra Pradesh BJP at Renigunta near Tirupati.
Apparently taking potshots at Rahul Gandhi over his recent comments in Wayanad that Modi’s election campaign was filled with “lies, poison and hatred”, the prime minister remarked that some people could not still come out of the impact of election results.
“That is their weakness. For us, the chapter of elections has ended. A new chapter of serving the 130 crore people of the country has opened for us,” Modi said.
Noting that strong governments were formed at the Centre as well as in Andhra Pradesh, the prime minister wished the state would surge ahead on the development path under the leadership of Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
“AP has infinite possibilities for growth. We will fully extend all cooperation from the Centre for the development of the state,” the prime minister assured.