Modi, who was appointed the Prime Minister by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday, met Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal and tendered his resignation.

Modi, who created a record as the longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat, also resigned as member of the Gujarat Assembly.

Modi earlier in the day attended the special session of Gujarat Assembly, where the MLAs bid farewell to him.
Special arrangements had been made to make this session memorable.

Meanwhile, state BJP MLAs will meet this evening to elect their new leader.

According to reports, Gujarat Revenue Minister Anandiben Patel is all set to succeed Narendra Modi as the new Chief Minister of the state.

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The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Thursday morning in Mahatma Mandir -Gandhinagar, which is likely to be attended by Modi.

Apart from 73-year-old Patel, others in the race for chief ministership are BJP general secretary Amit Shah, who is being credited for the party's resurgence and resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh, senior ministers Nitin Patel and Saurabh Patel, besides state party general secretary Bhikubhai Dalsania.
    
If Patel is selected for the top post, she will be the first woman chief minister of Gujarat.
    
Patel, considered to be very close to Modi,  was also a minister in the government of Modi's predecessor Keshubhai Patel.
    
A school teacher by profession, she had left her job to join politics.

JPN/Agencies

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