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Modi meets Mulayam, Akhilesh at oath taking

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Prime Minister Modi had a brief chat with founder Yadav and outgoing Chief Minister here on Sunday.

While both and his father mingled with BJP leaders on the dais, when Modi arrived, he met a few BJP leaders and took a chair next to Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister designate Yogi Adityanath.

After the ceremony in which 44 ministers were sworn in, Modi got up and waved to the thousands gathered to witness the return of the to power in the state after a gap of 14 years.

As Modi was about to leave, rushed towards him and patted him on the back.

Modi immediately smiled and warmly shook Mulayam Singh's hands. The Yadav chieftain then took Modi to his son

The Prime Minister patted the back of the former Chief Minister.

Mulayam Singh then whispered something into Modi's ear after which the Prime Minister broke into a hearty laugh. BJP President Amit Shah briefly joined them.



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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 16:32 IST