A day after the Lok Sabha elections concluded, and the ensuing Exit Polls predicted a clean sweep for the BJP-led NDA, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, however, played down the euphoria in the BJP circles.
Gadkari, on Monday, reacting to the predictions of the exit polls said that they do not provide with the final tally of seats and votes, adding that the BJP would be at the helm of affairs once again.
“Exit polls are not the final decision but indicate that the BJP will once again come to power, riding on the development work done by the NDA government. But, by and large, what comes out in the exit polls also reflects in the results,” said Gadkari.
In reply to a query about his name being considered for the top post for the next PM, Gadkari minced no words as he said that Narendra Modi would be leading the new BJP-led government.
“I have clarified it around 20 to 50 times. We fought the elections under the leadership of Modiji and he will certainly become the prime minister again.
“The people of the country are once again supporting the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the work done by us in the last five years. And the exit polls are an indication,” said Gadkari.
Most exit polls, conducted by different organizations, have given the BJP-led NDA a full majority, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA would get over 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the 17th Lok Sabha.
Gadkari was in Nagpur to unveil the poster of the Vivek Oberoi starrer biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The biopic is scheduled to be released on May 24, a day after the announcement of the results of the general elections.
Interestingly, Nagpur houses the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is considered to be the ideological mentor of the BJP.