Following a landslide victory, the National Democratic Alliance, NDA has initiated the process to form government at Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting of the Union Cabinet.
With the Union Cabinet meeting, the process of dissolving the current Lok Sabha and outgoing government has also begun. The Union Cabinet forwarded to the President, a recommendation to dissolve the lower house. After the meeting, the Prime Minister also participated in the meeting of the council of ministers. The Council of Ministers expressed its gratitude to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Modi also appreciated the role of his colleagues and their contribution.
After the two meetings, the Prime Minister called on the President and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers. The President accepted the resignation & requested the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to continue till new Government assumes office.
Formation of new government will kick off after the election commission notification which will have the names of newly elected Lok Sabha MPs. Once the notification gets President’s approval, the process of constitution of 17th Lok Sabha will formally begin.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah met party veterans Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, a day after BJP led NDA secured a thumping victory. Prime Minister visited L K Advani’s residence and sought his blessings. He tweeted a picture and wrote– Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people.
The Prime Minister also called on Murli Manohar Joshi. PM Modi tweeted — Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings.
Joshi greeted Prime Minister Modi and the BJP President for the historic win of BJP and said the nation wants a strong government.
Meanwhile, rounds of meetings also continued in the BJP. Party president Amit Shah held several meetings with party leaders.
On Saturday evening, BJP parliamentary party will hold its meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally be elected the leader of the BJP parliamentary party in the meeting. After this, PM Modi will be elected leader of the newly elected NDA MPs in a meeting at the Central Hall of the Parliament. Prime Minister is also expected to address the gathering.