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Lok Sabha election 2019: PM Modi, Amit Shah visit LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi after landslide victory

PM Modi and Amit Shah visit LK Advani. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 24, 2019, 11.26 AM (IST)

After making a comeback with a massive majority in Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah visited veteran leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday morning to seek blessings.

''Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people,'' Modi tweeted.

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In another tweet Modi wrote, ''Dr Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings.''

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Both Advani and Joshi congratulated Modi for his remarkable victory.

''Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections," Advani said in a statement.

Advani also praised Amit Shah and the party workers. "Amitbhai Shah as the BJP President and all the dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that the message of BJP reaches every voter of the country," he said.

The BJP has won 299 seats and leading on four others while the Congress has won 52 seats, as per latest Election trends. 

Watch: PM Modi, Amit Shah visits senior BJP leaders

Modi on Thursday gave his first address after the party seemed poised to register a landslide win.

The prime minister promised to devote "every moment" of his life and "every fibre" of his being for the people of India. 

"This is a mandate to form new India," PM Modi said in his victory speech.

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'Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections,' Advani said in a statement.