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Modi to be elected Guj LP leader today

Press Trust of India, PTI  Ahmedabad, December 16, 2002
First Published: 09:29 IST(16/12/2002) | Last Updated: 09:42 IST(16/12/2002)
The formal election of Narendra Modi as the leader of Legislature Party in Gujarat is slated for Monday afternoon in the presence of party president M Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here on Sunday morning.

Modi, who got a massive mandate in assembly elections on Sunday, is to be sworn in as Chief Minister on December 18 for which Prime Minster AB Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani are likely to be present along with other central leaders.

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"The election of Modi as the leader of Legislature Party is mere formality since he had led the party in the assembly election where it got two-thirds majority," Naidu said on Sunday night after a meeting of top party leaders with Vajpayee to review the poll outcome.

Naidu is accompanied by party general secretary Sanjay Joshi and party in-charge of the state, Ramdas Aggarwal.


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