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Modi to be sworn-in in Ahmedabad

Modi who will be sworn-in as Gujarat CM on Dec 22 at Sardar Patel Stadium here and not in Gandhinagar, BJP sources said

india Updated: Dec 20, 2002 13:51 IST

In a change of venue, Narendra Modi who will be sworn-in as Gujarat Chief Minister on December 22 at Sardar Patel Stadium here andnot in Gandhinagar, BJP sources said on Tuesday.

The decision to hold the ceremony in Ahmedabad was taken in view of Modi's invitation to the people of his constituency -- Maninagar to attend the swearing-in, the sources said.

Preparations for the ceremony were being taken up on a war-footing as the venue has been changed from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad, they said.

Prime Minister Atal Beharee Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, BJP president Venkaiah Naidu and other senior leaders are likely to attend the swearig-in ceremony.

Modiwas elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party on Monday.

First Published: Dec 18, 2002 01:16 IST