"We cherish our old friends and our doors are always open for parties," he said while addressing the BJP workers via video conference.
"But more than political issues, winning alliance is alliance with people," Modi added.
Referring to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said even when the BJP won majority on its own, "we preferred to run government with our allies".
He said the BJP had followed the path shown by Vajpayee.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had formed a six-party alliance comprising smaller parties like DMDK, PMK and MDMK. The alliance, however, won only two of the 39 seats at stake - one by BJP and one by PMK. The alliance broke up subsequently.
In his reply, he had said, "We are continuously striving to expand our base. We are ready to take everyone along, those who want to come with us, those with whom we can walk. It is linked to our strengthening the regional aspirations.
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