Narendra Modi took oath as Gujarat's chief minister for the fourth time after leading the BJP, a sweeping win in assembly elections.
Reports said that Governor Kamla Beniwal administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who has ruled Gujarat since 2001, at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Modi became the chief minister of Gujarat for the first time in October 2001 after Keshubhai Patel was unceremoniously removed by the BJP.
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal, former CM of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala, Raj and Uddhav Thackrey, many film personalities and industry honchos like Subrata Roy of Sahara group were also present in the function, says report.
There are reports that more than 30,000 people from across the state attended the oath taking ceremony, says report.