Modi holds weekly cabinet meeting
Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held the weekly meeting of his cabinet this morning, which could possibly be his last cabinet meeting if the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance gets a comfortable majority in Lok Sabha and Mr Modi becomes the next Prime Minister of the country.
According to the sources, the meeting was the routine one which is held every Wednesday chaired by Mr Modi since he assumed the power in 2001.
It was attended by Mr Modi's cabinet collegues as well as the senior bureaucrates. The sources said the meeting could discuss regular government decisions as well as the budget session of the state assembly which could be called in coming months. The state government had chosen to present a Vote-on-Account early this year before the announcement of the general elections.
Mr Modi has continued his hectic parleys with the senior leaders of his party as he is scheduled to meet BJP President Rajnath Singh, former President Nitin Gadkari and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley here later in the day. They are expected to discuss the performance of the party in the elections as well as the possible post-poll scenario in the country.
Mr Modi already held meetings with his cabinet collegues, the party MLAs as well as Mr Gadkari, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, former Lok Sabha Speaker and National People's Party president P A Sangma also met Mr Modi at his residence in state capital Gandhinagar yesterday and the day before yesterday.
The sources pointed out that Mr Modi, along with his senior collegues in the party, will have to be prepared for the post-counting scenario. If the NDA gets comfortable majority, Mr Modi will head the government and at that he will have to address the question of his successor in Gujarat as well as the formation of his government at the centre.
(Posted on 15-05-2014)