Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning reached Kerala and offered prayers at the famed Guruvayur Temple in Thrissur, following which he addressed the BJP cadre in Guruvayur.
Speaking to the cadre the prime minister talked on a range of topics including an appeal to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government to allow the implementation of Ayushman Bharat in the state for the welfare of the people in Kerala. Assuring that the Central government is working hand in hand with the state to fight the threat of Nipah Virus, PM Modi also urged people to follow the health advisories. Talking about the recently concluded general elections he said that these elections have proved the assumptions of political pundits to be wrong and showed the power of people's choice. He said that they might wonder why PM Modi is thanking Kerala when the party has not won a single seat in the state.
"Many pundits may think that BJP won zero seat in Kerala yet Modi is thanking people of Kerala. They must be wondering what is Modi's mindset? Our mindset is that in democracy election is at one place but after election the winning party has the responsibility of the 130 crore population," he said.
Highlighting the stance of his party in Kerala where the party did not win any seat and the Congress party-led UDF bagged 19 seats, PM said that the BJP is committed to serving people all through the year.
"We the people of BJP are not here only for political benefit. We serve people for 365 days, we remain committed to our work. We are not in politics only to form the government. We are in politics to make the country. We are in politics so that India may get its deserving position in the world. We have come for the 'tapasya' to see that India gets its rightful place in the world. People choose their 'jan pratinidhi' for 5 years but we are 'jan sevak' who is committed to serving the people life long, PM Modi added.
In what is called a perfect blend of tradition and technology, the PM used a digital payment method to pay Rs. 39,421 for his Pooja at the Guruvayur Temple. The Prime Minister reached Guruvayur in a special naval helicopter from the Kochi naval airport. After an hour-long 'darshan' at the temple, he addressed his party cadre.
Sharing his experience after praying at the Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayur, PM took to Twitter to share an image and said that he prayed for the country.