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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after a super-sized victory in the national election, began his morning with visits to BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi -- who had felt slighted after they were asked to sit out these polls - and his tribute to both on Twitter.

"Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people," PM Modi tweeted, along with a photo at Mr Advani's home with BJP president Amit Shah.

After meeting with Murli Manohar Joshi, PM Modi tweeted: "Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings."

PM Modi led the BJP to an epic victory on Thursday, with the party scoring 303 seats of 543 in the Lok Sabha and crushing the opposition. One of the big themes of the victory was "Do se Dobara (from two to twice)", which signified the BJP's rise from barely two seats in 1984 to a back-to-back mandate for power.

Mr Advani, 91, had yesterday put out a statement conveying "heartiest congratulations" to PM Modi on his "unprecedented victory".