As top ministers met for hours to chalk out details of the ceremony which is likely to happen at Mahatma Mandir, Gujarat in-charge Om Mathur met Revenue and Urban Development Minister Anandi Patel, the frontrunner in the race for Narendra Modis successor. The new incumbent will be announced on Wednesday following a meeting of observer Thaverchand Gehlot with all the BJP MLAs. On the same say, Modi, after attending one-day special Assembly session, will resign as CM.
Modi is scheduled reach Ahmedabad along with general secretary Amit Shah from Delhi on Tuesday. The BJP has planned a grand reception for the PM-designate at his Assembly constituency Maninagar on the same day.
While Anandi Patel spent second half of the day holding meetings with MLAs and important visitors, her senior Cabinet colleagues, including Finance Minister Nitin Patel and Energy Minister Saurabh Patel, were huddled at formers office for finalising swearing-in ceremony details.