Victory in by-polls mount pressure on BJP to bring Modi on forerfront

New Delhi: After the BJP’s victory in the Gujarat by-polls, demand for bringing Chief Minister Narendra Modi to the forefront to lead the party’s 2014 campaign gets louder. 
In emphatic endorsement of Modi’s popularity, BJP on Wednesday won the Porbandar and Banaskantha Lok Sabha seats and Limbadi, Morva Hadaf, Jetpur and Dhoraji assembly seats, all of which were held by the Congress.

Elated Modi, who was so confident of the victory that he did not even campaign for party nominees, termed the defeat of Congress candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats as a reflection of public anger and an ultimatum for the Centre’s ruling party ahead of the general elections due next year.

Meanwhile, reaching out to Modi despite controversies surrounding him, envoys of 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries had met him in national capital on Wednesday and expressed desire to do business with Gujarat.

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