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Modi stakes claim to form government in Gujarat

Modi, who was elected legislature party leader after getting two thirds majority in the polls, on Wednesday met the Governor and staked claim to form Govt.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2002 16:45 IST

Gujarat BJP Legislature Party leader Narendra Modi met Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari on Wednesday and staked claim to form government after getting two thirds majority in the Gujarat assembly elections.

Modi was accompanied by former chief ministers Keshubai Patel and Suresh Mehta, state BJP president Rajendersinh Rana, party spokesperson Nalin Bhatt, senior BJP leader Suresh Gandhi and Ashok Bhatt among others.

According to Raj Bhavan sources, Modi handed over a formal letter to the governor staking claim to form government.

Later, during a meeting with the Governor that lasted for about 30 minutes, Modi also sought his blessings and that of Keshubhai Patel.

Modi was elected leader of the BJP legislature party on Monday. His swearing-in ceremony will take place on December 22 at Ahmedabad instead of Gandhinagar.