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‘Gujarat broken all records’ — Modi sets tone of festivities at BJP HQ. Glimpses of celebration

Celebrations at BJP headquarters in Delhi started early, as counting of votes indicated sweeping victory in Gujarat. ThePrint's Suraj Singh Bisht & Manisha Mondal bring moments from the festivities.

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New Delhi: Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched a sweeping victory in the Gujarat assembly elections Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I had told the people of Gujarat that this time Narendra’s (his own) record should be broken. I promised that Narendra (Modi) will work hard so that Bhupendra (Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel) can break Narendra’s record.” Modi had been Chief Minister of Gujarat between 2001 and 2014, when he stepped down to become the Prime Minister of the country.

Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi had started in full swing since the morning, as the counting of votes indicated the party’s victory in a state where it has been in power since 1995.

Addressing the crowd of BJP supporters and party workers raising slogans in praise of the PM, Modi said, “Gujarat has broken all records by giving the biggest mandate to BJP in the history of Gujarat”.

The PM added that because of people’s affection and blessings, even in places where the party didn’t win, its vote share had increased.

“The blessings and affection of the people have been extraordinary. I bow to them. Even where we didn’t win, our vote share increased. We won in Rampur. The result in Bihar also indicates future trend in the state,” he added.

ThePrint’s Suraj Singh Bisht and Manisha Mondal bring moments from the celebration at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

PM Modi and BJP president J.P. Nadda flash the victory sign | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
PM Modi and BJP president J.P. Nadda flash the victory sign | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
From left: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, PM Modi, Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
From left: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, PM Modi, Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
The Prime Minister waves at the gathered crowd | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
The Prime Minister waves at the gathered crowd | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Modi addresses the gathering at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Modi addresses the gathering at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
PM Modi talks of the BJP's victory in the Gujarat assembly elections| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
PM Modi talks of the BJP’s victory in the Gujarat assembly elections| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The Prime Minister and BJP president J.P. Nadda in conversation | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The Prime Minister and BJP president J.P. Nadda in conversation | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
PM Modi talks of the people's support for the BJP | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
PM Modi talks of the people’s support for the BJP | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Rajnath Singh and PM Modi talk, as Nadda looks on | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Rajnath Singh and PM Modi talk, as Nadda looks on | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
The PM also spoke of the party's loss in Himachal Pradesh, but said the BJP will continue to work in the state | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The PM also spoke of the party’s loss in Himachal Pradesh, but said the BJP will continue to work in the state | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
PM Modi waves at the crowd gathered at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
PM Modi waves at the crowd gathered at the BJP headquarters | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Modi leaves the dais, as Rajnath Singh, J.P, Nadda and Amit Shah look on | Photo: Mnaisha Mondal | ThePrint
Modi leaves the dais, as Rajnath Singh, J.P, Nadda and Amit Shah look on | Photo: Mnaisha Mondal | ThePrint
Women supporters with a cutout of PM Modi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Women supporters with a cutout of PM Modi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A BJP supporter dressed as the Hindu deity Hanuman | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A BJP supporter dressed as the Hindu deity Hanuman | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
BJP supporters wave the party flag at the headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
BJP supporters wave the party flag at the headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A BJP supporter poses with Modi masks | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A BJP supporter poses with Modi masks | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A cutout of Modi at Thursday's celebration | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A cutout of Modi at Thursday’s celebration | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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