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Modi elected Gujarat BJP legislature party leader

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 - 00:13:54  | 
Source: PTI  |  Posted by:  I.G. Bhatkali

Gandhinagar: Narendra Modi was on Tuesday unanimously elected leader of BJP legislature party, paving the way for his swearing-in as Gujarat Chief Minister tomorrow for the fourth time.

All the 115 newly-elected BJP MLAs attended the meeting where Mr Modi was formally chosen the leader in the presence of central observer and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley.

Mr Modiís name was proposed by senior MLA Vaju Vala, who was Finance Minister in the outgoing cabinet, and seconded by four other senior legislators. After the proposal was carried unanimously, Mr Jaitley announced Mr Modiís election.

Mr Modi will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Kamala Beniwal tomorrow.

BJP won 115 seats in the 182-member legislative assembly in recent elections.

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