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Modi meets BJP leaders, to wait and watch out on Bihar

None  New Delhi, May 18, 2014
First Published: 12:18 IST(18/5/2014) | Last Updated: 12:22 IST(18/5/2014)

As preparations for government formation gained momentum, PM-designate Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with BJP leaders in New Delhi.

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Modi held a meeting with his close aide Amit Shah, party general secretary JP Nadda, former chief minister and Karnataka strongman BS Yedyurappa and Bihar incharge Dharmedra Pradhan.

Political developments in Bihar in the wake of resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar are understood to have also come up for discussion, party sources said.

BJP is maintaining a wait-and-watch stand in the state, they said, in the backdrop of the JD(U) legislature party meeting on Sunday to elect a leader.

Meanwhile, Modi will be formally elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party at its meeting in New Delhi on May 20 ahead of taking oath as Prime Minister.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh has said the NDA allies will also be invited for a meeting on the same day where the leader of the coalition will also be chosen.

Modi arrived in Delhi on Saturday to a rousing welcome by the party and supporters and went to Varanasi where he took part in 'Ganga aarti' before returning to the national capital on Saturday evening.


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