Narendra Modi likely to quit as CM on May 21

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Narendra Modi will make his last address to Gujarat Assembly in a special session called on May 21. Modi is expected to resign as Gujarat chief minister on that day.

The special session proposal was put forward by Assembly Speaker Vaju Vala. All Opposition parties have also accepted the proposal.

“The proposal for special session by the Speaker has been accepted by all the parties. On May 21, the Gujarat Assembly will give farewell to the CM,” said Nitin Patel, the Gujarat Government spokesperson.

“Modi will address the Assembly. Besides, several Assembly members will also speak to mark his tenure,” he said.

The budget session in February, amidst intense campaigning, was the last session attended by Modi.

In February 2002, five months after he was inducted as Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi made an entry into Gujarat Assembly by winning Rajkot-II by-election. It was is a maiden election.

Following post-Godhra riots, which started couple of days after his victory in February 2002, Modi had dissolved the Assembly to seek fresh mandate. He was back with thumping majority with 127 seats as the CM. This was followed by one more complete term in the Assembly from 2007 to 2012. He became CM for the fourth time by winning 2012 Assembly elections.

His tenure has seen coming up of many landmark building in capital Gandhinagar, including twin-towers of Swarnim Sankul, one of which house the Chief Minister Officer, and state-of-the-art convention centre Mahatma Mandir.