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Modi meets top BJP leaders

Posted on May 18 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, May 18 : BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi Sunday met senior party leader L.K. Advani and held a series of meetings with other leaders.

Modi, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha election, met Advani at the latter's residence here.

He later had discussions with his close aide Amit Shah, and party general secretary J.P. Nadda.

Modi also met former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yedyurappa and Bihar in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan.

A party leader said it was a courtesy call, but they also discussed the formation of the new government.

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also met Modi over the government formation.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who won the lone parliamentary seat in his state, also met Modi at Gujarat Bhavan.

BJP president Rajnath Singh also met a number of leaders of the National Democratic Alliance, including newly-elected Lok Sabha member from Tura in Meghalaya and former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma.

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