Ahmedabad: Set to become Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today bid an emotional farewell to his assembly constituency Maninagar here and praised his close aide Amit Shah, the architect of BJP's spectacular poll victory in Uttar Pradesh.
“It has never happened in the history that an MLA has been given farewell. Usually, MLAs are thrown out by people (in elections) but organising a function (farewell) is never considered,” Modi said at a public meet in Maninagar, which is part of Ahmedabad city.
The newly-appointed Prime Minister, who was elected to Gujarat assembly from the constituency three times in a row, thanked the people for repeatedly reposing faith in him.
“Today, I came in a new role before you. Maninagar has ensured my victory three times and that too with more than 75 per cent votes,” said Modi, who will will resign as Chief Minister and member of Gujarat assembly tomorrow.