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Narendra Modi to visit Bihar to offer condolences to Mishras

Saturday, 3 November 2012 - 8:35pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI
Modi was not invited for elections in Bihar in 2005 as well in 2010 following strong protests by chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders will arrive in Patna on Sunday to pay condolences to veteran BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra, who died today after prolonged illness, party sources said on Saturday in Patna.

"Narendra Modi telephoned me to say that he will be coming to Patna tomorrow to pay condolence to Mishra," Bihar BJP President CP Thakur said.

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi confirmed arrival of Narendra Modi, BJP veteran LK Advani, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, party leader in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar.

"These leaders would stay here for a brief period and return after paying condolences at Mishra's residence," Sushil Modi said.

Modi was not invited for elections in Bihar in 2005 as well in 2010 following strong protests by chief minister Nitish Kumar.


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