New Delhi, May 20 : It was BJP prime minister-designate Narendra Modi‘s first visit to parliament’s Central Hall Tuesday and he marked the occasion by bowing on the steps of the entrance to the building before entering.

After alighting from the car, Modi bent his forehead and touched the steps before entering the building for the meeting of his party’s parliamentary party, where he was elected its leader.

BJP leaders Gopinath Munde and Nitin Gadkari greeted Modi at the entrance.

Party president Rajnath Singh said Modi was visiting the Central Hall for the first time.

Addressing his party MPs, Modi also recalled he saw the Gujarat chief minister’s office and the state assembly for the first time only after becoming the chief minister of the western state in 2001.