New Delhi, May 24 : Several senior BJP leaders today met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh amid hectic preparations ahead of the new NDA government taking charge on Monday. Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and BJP general secretary J P Nadda reached Gujarat Bhawan here almost together this morning to meet the Prime Minister-elect. Shah later met Rajnath Singh.
Senior party leader and former party chief M Venkaiah Naidu reached Gujarat Bhawan a little later. Uma Bharti, who won from Jhansi Lok Sabha seat, also met Modi. Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale also met Modi. He has already gone on record hoping to get a berth in the Modi Cabinet.
There was a steady stream of visitors at Rajnath Singh’s Ashoka Road residence also. Prominent among those who met the BJP chief were party MPs Maneka Gandhi and Udit Raj and senior Delhi unit leader and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel. Former Union minister in the NDA government I D Swamy also met Singh.
BJP general secretary Ram Lal also met the party chief. Preparations for formation of government have gained momentum with top BJP leaders engaged in a series of confabulations ahead of Modi’s swearing in on Monday.