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Modi to take oath on Dec 26, Jayalalithaa to attend swearing-in ceremony

Ahmedabad, Dec 22 (): Modi on Friday went to Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar and submitted his resignation as well as his council of ministers to Governor Kamla Beniwal, following constitution of the new House. After the result of the Gujarat assembly elections, Governor Kamla Beniwal dismissed the out-going assembly on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa is expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi that will be held in Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Stadium on Dec 26.

Narendra Modi won a sweeping victory in Gujarat, thrashing the obstacles as the BJP bagged 116 out of the 182 seats, while the Congress was far behind with 60 seats that was considered to be a bad performance when compared to 2007 even though it was successful by increasing the tally by one seat. Keshubhai Patel’s Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) got only two seats after he parted his way from the BJP.

Meanwhile, the Bihar Chief Minister is maintaining silence over Modi’s victory, who was poured with appreciation from all corners of the country for forming the government for the third consecutive term in the State.

Nitish Kumar, who is a coalition partner of BJP’s NDA ally, remained quiet by not mentioning a word of praise for Modi that has triggered rumours in political circles. Condemning Nitish Kumar’s attitude, the BJP wondered as to why he failed to make a traditional gesture which is quiet common in public life.

When the State BJP President CP Thakur was questioned about Mr Nitish Kumar’s response, he said that he was astonished with the Bihar Chief Minister’s approach, who is not even aware of  such a  normal practice to congratulate people on their victory. In an interview to a national daily recently, Nitish Kumar indirectly pointing towards Modi termed that NDA’s prime ministerial candidate should have secular credentials.