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MLAs elect Modi as leader; oath ceremony today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ahmedabad, December 25, 2012
First Published: 19:48 IST(25/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:06 IST(26/12/2012)

Following the third consecutive victory in the assembly polls, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Tuesday.

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The party’s central observer Arun Jaitley presided over the meeting of the newly elected members of the saffron party at the state capital Gandhinagar.

Modi will be sworn-in as the chief minister on Wednesday in a grand ceremony to be attended by top BJP leaders, LK Advani, Arun Jaitley and CMs of all BJP-ruled states.

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray would also attend the function.

Some senior leaders will be sworn-in with Modi while other ministers will take oath at a separate ceremony.


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