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In a special gesture, PM Modi meets Dr Singh

May 27, 2014 17:57 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited his predecessor Manmohan Singh to make a courtesy call.

Modi, who was sworn-in on Monday and took charge this morning, drove to 3, Motilal Nehru Place, the new abode of Dr Singh, to meet him this evening.

He was received by Dr Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur who shifted to the new residence after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening vacating 7, Race Course Road, his official residence for 10 years.

Sources described Modi's visit to Dr Singh's place as a courtesy call.

Modi has not yet moved into the Race Course Road residence and is staying put in Gujarat Bhawan. He is likely to shift a few days later as the new residence is being refurbished, according to sources.

Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his predecessor Dr Singh at the latter's residence. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

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