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Modi to be sworn in as Gujarat chief minister today

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First published: December 26, 2012, 1:21 AM IST | Updated: December 26, 2012
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Modi to be sworn in as Gujarat chief minister today
This will be the fourth swearing-in for the BJP leader, who has ruled the state since 2001.

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who returned to power in assembly elections for a third time, will be sworn in Wednesday, party sources said on Tuesday.

This will be the fourth swearing-in for the BJP leader, who has ruled the state since 2001.

Modi will attend the National Development Council meeting in Delhi the next day.

In Gujarat, the BJP bagged 115 seats, two short of its 117 tally of 2007, of the total 182 seats. The Congress was bruised with 61 seats.

Party sources said the BJP leadership, including veteran L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, were expected to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

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