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Every moment of my life, every fibre of my being is devoted to nation: PM Modi in victory speech

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate the party's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2019, 07.29 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening arrived at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi and gave his first address after the party seemed poised to register a landslide win in Lok Sabha polls 2019.

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.

"After so many elections, this is for the first time when so many votes were cast, that too amid sweltering heat," the prime minister noted.

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"The world will identify India's electoral, democratic prowess now," he stated.

"I would like to thank 130 crore citizens of the country," PM Modi said. "Even the God of rain is here to celebrate with us in our win," he added. 

"The country will now have only two castes - the poor and those who want to alleviate poverty," he said. 

PM Modi was accompanied by party president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh among other imminent BJP leaders.  

As Modi walked into the party headquarters, alongside Shah, he bore a look of jubilation and flashed victory sign while party workers and supporters strew flower-petals on him.  

Party president Amit Shah thanked the electors and the party workers. "This is the victory of Prime Ministers's popularity," Shah said. 

"This was a historic win, after 50 years a leader a managed to register full majority to form the government," Shah added.

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Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the electors for placing trust in the party once again.   

"Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us the strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations," the prime minister tweeted. 

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"I salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance and hard work. They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda," his tweet read.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led-BJP appeared set for a resounding comeback on Thursday with leads over 300 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 90, as the counting of the votes polled in India's 17th Lok Sabha election was underway.

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Wishes began pouring in earlier in the day for the PM Modi and the BJP as the party, along with allies maintained leads on over 280 Parliamentary seats as the counting of votes progressed today. 

Later in the day, the leads for the NDA shot up on over 340 seats, unofficially pronouncing another term for PM Modi. 

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As Modi walked into the party headquarters, alongside Shah, he bore a look of jubilation and flashed victory sign while party workers and supporters strew flower-petals on him.