As Vijay Rupani was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the grand event in Gandhinagar went down the memory lane and recalled the previous oath taking ceremonies when he got the “opportunity to serve Gujarat” as its CM.
Taking to Twitter, Modi shared photographs of him taking oath as the chief minister in 2001, 2002, 2007 and finally 2012.
“Attending today’s oath taking ceremony in Gujarat brought back memories of the ceremonies in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2012 when I got the opportunity to serve Gujarat as CM,” he tweeted.
Attending today’s oath taking ceremony in Gujarat brought back memories of the ceremonies in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2012 when I got the opportunity to serve Gujarat as CM. pic.twitter.com/tLQSpRIbgX
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 26, 2017
In one of the photos former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen sharing the dais with Modi with other senior leaders.
In another photo, Modi is seen taking a victory lap with veteran party leader LK Advani after winning the polls. Back then, many saw Modi as Advani’s protege.
The prime minister shared two more photos.
Congratulating Rupani on his second consecutive stint as the CM of the state, Modi assured the people that the government will “leave no stone unturned” to ensure further development.
“Congratulations to Shri @vijayrupanibjp (Vijay Rupani) and Shri @Nitinbhai_Patel (Nitin Patel) and all those who took oath as Ministers. My best wishes to this team in their endeavour to take Gujarat to new heights of progress,” he said.
“I would once again like to thank the people of Gujarat for giving the BJP this opportunity to serve the state.”
“The bond between Gujarat and BJP is extremely special. I assure my Gujarati sisters and brothers that we will leave no stone unturned in further developing Gujarat,” he added.
Governor OP Kohli administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rupani, the first to be sworn in followed by Patel. Both took the oath in Gujarati.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers, as well as chief ministers from 18 states along with veteran leader LK Advani were present during the ceremony.
At the venue in Gandhinagar, three massive stages had been erected.
Seated on one side were religious heads from across the country and on the other were all the top dignitaries while on the third dais, the swearing-in ceremony took place.
Earlier in the day, Modi upon landing in Ahmedabad took out a roadshow of sorts as he drove from the airport to the venue, around 45 minutes away.
In the 182-member house, BJP won 99 seats while the Opposition Congress secured 77 seats.