Modi visits Bihar, pays tributes to ex-Gujarat governor
He stayed at the residence of the departed leader who died on Saturday, for about 15 minutes before returning to airport to fly back from the state.
Patna: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to late BJP leader and former Gujarat Governor Kailashpati Mishra. Modi went to Mishra's residence straight from the Patna airport where he had arrived on a special plane on Sunday afternoon. He stayed at the residence of the departed leader who died on Saturday, for about 15 minutes before returning to airport to fly back from the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP Deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Ravishankar Prasad, Bihar BJP President CP Thakur and others accompanied the Gujarat chief minister all along during his stay in Patna.
Coming out of Mishra's house, Modi told reporters "Mishra as Governor of Gujarat had worked as bridge between the Centre and the state." Mishra had served as Governor of Gujarat from 2003 to 2004.
He also said Mishra acted as a "guide" for lakhs of party workers across the country. A large number of BJP workers shouted slogans in favour of Modi outside Mishra's house. Acknowledging the cheer, the Gujarat chief minister stood on a chair and waved to the crowd. Modi last came to Patna to attend the BJP national executive meeting in 2010.