New Delhi, May 21 :  Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi will step down as the Gujarat chief minister on Wednesday after heading the state for over 12 years.

He will also be resign ing as member of the Gujarat legislative Assembly.

Modi was appointed the Prime Minister yesterday, after he met President Pranab Mukherjee to officially stake claim to form the next government at the Centre.

Congratulating Modi on his and NDA‘s emphatic and grand win in the 2014 general elections, the president formally asked him to take oath of office as prime minister at 6 p.m. on Monday (May 26).

He also handed over a formal letter asking him to name the ministers who would be part of his cabinet.