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Patna : Bihar CM and JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar and his deputy and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi ( SuMo) will be attending the swearing in ceremony of the new BJP government in Gujarat.
Nitish and SuMo are likely to leave late December 25, 2017,night for Gandhinagar, where the ceremony will take place on December 26 in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah besides chief ministers of other NDA-ruled states.
The JD(U) had returned to the NDA fold a few months ago, four years after having snapped ties with the BJP. Nitish had predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the home state of the Prime Minister, who served as Gujarat chief minister for three terms. The BJP retained power in Gujarat for the sixth consecutive term by winning the Assembly polls held recently.
The BJP has decided to retain Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel as the state’s chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.