Narendra Modi behind Bharatiya Janata Party's good showing in Rajasthan, says Vasundhara Raje

Dec 09 2013, 14:41 IST
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Rajasthan state party president Vasundhara Raje. Rajasthan state party president Vasundhara Raje.
SummaryBharatiya Janata Party heading for an impressive win in Rajasthan.

With trends indicating a massive win for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, state party president Vasundhara Raje today said her party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a "huge factor" behind its good show.

"The people of Rajasthan were tired of non-governance of Congress. It is something that follows from Delhi also. Therefore, Narendra Modi is a very big factor because people have seen what he has done in Gujarat," Raje said after her party was leading in more than 130 seats.

Dedicating her lead to the people of Rajasthan, Raje said "Modi has shown that development happens in Gujarat and he has shown that this is a model that can be followed anywhere".

"The BJP government in most of the states have been able to do this also and that's what the people of this country want. Therefore, Modi has been a very huge factor. This is also the semi-finals to what is going to happen very shortly," Raje said, expressing confidence that the party would form government at the Centre under the leadership of Modi.

Asked about her priorities, Raje maintained that it would depend on what the people of her state would want.

"We are going to look forward to doing some good work and bring Rajasthan back on its feat again. We will basically strengthen the people of Rajasthan," she added.

She said it was because of the people of Rajasthan and also for the hours of sweat by her party workers that she had achieved such a lead.

"I thank the people of Rajasthan... whatever has happened today, I actually give my thanks to the people and dedicate it to them...not only to the people but also to the workers who have sweated for the last ten months for this.

"The victory is dedicated to our party workers who left no stone unturned.Party president Rajnath Singh and our prime ministerial candidate also spared time for campaigning for the party in Rajasthan and I am thankful to them," she said.

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