Narendra Modi calls on BJP president Rajnath Singh, congratulates him

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 07:40 hrs

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met BJP president Rajnath Singh here today and congratulate him for his new responsibility.

Modi had earlier tweeted: "Leaving for Delhi. Will meet Shri Rajnath Singhji and congratulate him on his taking over as BJP President."

Rajnath Singh was formally elected as BJP president on Wednesday, as there was no other leader from the party who had filed his or her nomination papers.

In a day of dramatic developments on Tuesday, which were capped by Nitin Gadkari's late night announcement, Rajnath Singh emerged as the consensus frontrunner in the BJP presidential poll battle.

Gadkari opted out of the election process on grounds that he had to spend time addressing allegations levelled by the income tax department relating to business deals of the Purti Group of companies. (ANI)

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