The state of Gujarat has been inflicted by sectarian violence over the past
year. It was thought that the recent state elections would trigger off a new
spate of riots. But by the grace of the supreme Lord, there have been no major
reports of mass violence through the entire state. Let us all pray to Lord SwaminarayanBapa
Swamibapa that this peace is maintained.
The newly re-elected Chief Minister of Gujarat is Honourable Shree Narendra
Modi. He has led the BJP to a two-third majority in the Assembly. Narendra Modi
has vowed to unite the five crore Gujarati people. He has said that the people
who have been spreading poison along religious lines have been defeated.
Shree Narendra Modi is a former student of our Swaminarayan Arts College in
Ahmedabad. He therefore has a deep regard and affection for our Gurudev Jeevanpran
Swamibapa and His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree. Immediately after his
election victory, Shree Narendra Modi came to our Maninagar Mandir for the darshan
of Lord Swaminarayan and Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa. His Divine Holiness Acharya
Swamishree is currently giving darshan in Nairobi. On behalf of His Divine Holiness
Acharya Swamishree, Sadguru Shashtri Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami and Sadguru
Shashtri Shree Bhagwatpriyadasji Swami welcomed Shree Narendra Modi and congratulated
him on his victory.