Narendra Modi meet NDA members to discuss govt formation after resigning as PM
Getting a thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, NDA will be meeting in the Capital on Saturday to decide on government formation. Narendra Modi is expected to be chosen as the Prime Minister of the second term of the NDA government.
NDA has emerged victorious with historic numbers and a better tally compared to the 2014 results.
While the BJP alone managed to get 303 seats, the total NDA tally comes to 353 seats.
The stage is all set for the 17th Lok Sabha to be led by Narendra Modi. With a majority of the newly elected MPs belong to the BJP and NDA, they will be formally electing Narendra Modi as their leader.
This will set in motion the process of the formation of the new government.
While the BJP has won 303 seats, with one more result pending, the NDA has 353 members in the Lok Sabha.
As Narendra Modi has already been announced as the prime ministerial candidate of the NDA, the meeting is being seen as a mere formality.
The meeting of the MPs will be taking place in Parliament’s Central Hall at 5 pm today where Modi is likely to address them.
In the meeting, Narendra Modi is expected to be formally elected as the leader of NDA, allowing him to approach the President to stake claim to government formation.
Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place on May 30 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, sources claim. He may also visit Varanasi from where he won the Lok Sabha elections with a margin of 4.79 lakh votes.
The Union Cabinet met on Friday at the Prime Minister’s Office on Raisina Hill in New Delhi. A resolution was passed to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha, which was constituted on 18 May, 2014.
It was immediately followed by a Union Council of Ministers meeting at the Parliament Annexe building.