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BJP Parliamentary meeting today; first after assembly polls

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

After winning people's mandate in the recently-concluded and Assembly elections and establishing majority in and assemblies, the (BJP) will have its first Parliamentary meeting today morning.

The meeting is reportedly held to decide the probable names for the chief ministerial candidate of and Uttarakhand, where the saffron party won with a comfortable majority.

Prime Minister Modi and party chief are expected to be felicitated in the meeting.

Despite his rhetoric silence on the matter, Home Minister remains the foremost contender for the post of Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, leader Nongthombam Biren Singh yesterday took charge as the Chief Minister of Governor Najma Heptullah administered the oath of office to Singh.

The BJP-led in Goa, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will face the crucial floor test today, as a special Assembly session has been convened for the purpose.

Parrikar, who stepped down as Defence Minister, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the coastal state for the fourth time on Tuesday evening, along with nine ministers.

Shah and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari attended Parrikar's swearing-in ceremony.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 09:27 IST