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Modi elected as Leader of Parliamentary party

Modi elected as Leader of Parliamentary party

| | 20 May 2014, 02:34 am
New Delhi, May 20: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi was on Tuesday elected as the Leader of the Parliamentary party.

 BJP patriarch LK Advani on Tuesday proposed Modi\'s name as the Leader of the Parliamentary party.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)\'s Parliamentary Board met at the party\'s headquarters in central Delhi where it elected Modias the Leader of the Parliamentary party.

While Advani proposed Modi\'s name at the meeting, senior leaders like Venkaiah Naidu, Jaitley, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj supported him.

Modi will later in the day meet President Pranab Mukherjee and stake claim to form the new government.