Narendra Modi meets mother after victory

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 16:37 hrs

After clinching a significant victory in Gujarat assembly elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his mother Hira Ba here to seek her blessings.

Before meeting his mother, Modi tweeted: "Going to meet my Mother to seek her blessings on this memorable day."

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Modi won the assembly polls in Gujarat as supporters celebrated the victory across the state on Thursday.

Modi, who himself won from the Maninagar seat beating his Congress challenger Shwetha Bhatt, wife of the anti-Modi IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, is all set to rule the western state for the third consecutive term.

Expressing his happiness over his party´s positive result in the polls, Modi tweeted: "No need of looking behind, FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite courage, infinite patience."

In the 182-seat Gujarat, BJP has won 116 seats while the Congress has clinched 60 seats.

Keshubhai Patel´s Gujarat Parivartan Party won 2 seats while others parties got 4 seats till results were showing at around 4:45 pm.

Gujarat witnessed two-phased polls on Dec 13 and 17.

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