'Aavjo' says Modi, as he bids adieu to Gujarat

May 23, 2014, 05:22 IST | Agencies

Modi thanked his personal staff for serving under him for 13 years; he sought the blessings of his mother before leaving for New Delhi

Ahmedabad: “Aavjo (goodbye) Gujarat.” This was how Narendra Modi bid adieu yesterday to his home state of Gujarat, where he was the four-time Chief Minister since assuming office on October 7, 2001.

Sweet blessings: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi was fed sweets by his mother Hiraba at her residence in Gandhinagar yesterday. Pic/PTI

“Gujarat is our family. When I am leaving for Delhi, as per our tradition, I would like to say ‘Aavjo’ to 6.25 crore people...’ Aavjo Gujarat (goodbye Gujarat),” Modi said at the airport, before emplaning for New Delhi.

63-year-old Modi will be sworn in as the prime minister on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 26, ten days after he led the BJP to a resounding victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

‘Met my Mother before leaving for Delhi’, Modi tweeted, and posted a picture showing the mother-son duo sharing happy moments.

Modi completed all his tasks in Gujarat, like resigning from the post of the Chief Minister and MLA, and giving the state a new chief minister in form of Anandiben Patel, before leaving for Delhi.

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