While the BJP has won 303 seats, the National Democratic Alliance has 351 members in the Lok Sabha. This is the first time that a non-Congress party is taking over at the Centre for the second term consecutively.
PM Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday and tendered him and his Council of Ministers’ resignations. The President accepted the resignation and asked the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers to continue till a new government is formed.
President Ram Nath Kovind later dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha. The Cabinet at its meeting held yesterday had advised the President to dissolve the House with immediate effect. An official communique from Rashtrapati Bhawan said the President has accepted the advice of the Cabinet.