Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi will resign as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.
Before tendering his resignation to Governor Kamla Beniwal, Modi will attend a special session of the state legislative Assembly where he will be accorded a farewell by the members.
Modi has been the CM of Gujarat since October 7, 2001.
Modi reached Gujarat on Tuesday evening after addressing the newly elected MPs of BJP and its allies in the central hall of Parliament. After his address, he went to meet President Pranab Mukherjee. This was after a delegation of 15 members of NDA, led by BJP president Rajnath Singh had called on the President and handed over a letter stating that Modi has been elected as leader of BJP parliamentary party.
Later a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said - "Shri Narendra Modi, leader of the BJP parliamentary party, called on the President at 1515 hours today. As Shri Narendra Modi has been elected as BJP parliamentary party and BJP has the majority in the House of the people, the President appointed Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India and requested him to advise the names of others to be appointed members of the Council of Ministers,” PTI reported.
In his appointment letter, the President noted that he had received a communication from Rajnath Singh today informing him of Modi`s unanimous election as leader of the BJP parliamentary party, which has emerged as the majority party in the elections.
The BJP won a massive mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls winning 282 seats on its own and 335 seats along with its ally. The Congress meanwhile was decimated ending up with only 44 seats – its worst ever tally.
The BJP had projected Modi as its PM candidate. He will take oath as PM of India on May 26 at 6 pm.
With PTI inputs