Modi Returns to Gujarat to Say Bye
Amitbhai got double the seats in UP alone of what Congress did across all the states,” Modi said. “When you had voted for me in 2012, you made me responsible to serve till 2017.ButIrememberwhenIhadcome to meet you all during the 2012 campaign, you all were shouting PM, PM, and I had to tell you not PM, but say CM,”Modisaid.“Butthenthevoiceof people is final in democracy,” he added. “Now the people of Maninagar can proudly say he can be the Prime Minister for you, but for us he is our Narendrabhai,”Modisaid.“Doesn’tit feel good,” he asked. Modi will attend a special one-day session of the Gujarat assembly on Wednesdayandthensubmithisresignation as CM to the governor. Later, the BJP MLAs are scheduled to meet and elect the new CM, who shall stake claim by evening. The swearing-in ceremony for the next chief minister is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
THE MEETING GROUND: President Pranab Mukherjee with prime minister-elect Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday