Modi Re­turns to Gu­jarat to Say Bye

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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

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