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Modi to attend Raghubar’s swearing-in ceremony today

The oath-taking function will be held at the Birsa Munda Football Stadium at 11 am, sources said.

By: Press Trust of India | Ranchi | Published: December 28, 2014 4:53 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose leadership the BJP fought the assembly elections in Jharkhand, will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Raghubar Das on Sunday.

The oath-taking function will be held at the Birsa Munda Football Stadium at 11 am, sources said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony at Birsa Munda Football Stadium tomorrow,” Jharkhand Home Secretary N N Pandey said on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Das met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed with him government formation in the state.

“I had a positive discussion with the party president. I discussed government formation and will work according to the party’s directions,” Das told reporters after meeting Shah.

The meeting assumes significance as Das, who will be the first non-tribal chief minister of the state, will have to do a fine balancing act to ensure that tribals, who are the largest community in the state, get adequate representation.

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