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PM Modi to stake claim to form new govt, meets President this evening

BJP under Narendra Modi won a historic 303 seats out of 542. This was their best ever performance.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and BJP President Amit Shah receive a grand welcome at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday | Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and BJP President Amit Shah receive a grand welcome at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday | Photo: PTI

is likely to meet Saturday evening to stake a claim to form the new government, sources said.

The is likely to call on the at around 8 pm and before that, leaders of the would meet Kovind at around 7 pm, the sources said.

The NDA returned to power with a massive majority in the elections with the BJP alone bagging 303 of total 542 seats contested. Elections were held in 542 of the 543 seats. The election in Vellore seat was cancelled by the EC citing abuse of money power.

Asked whether foreign dignitaries would be invited to the swearing-in ceremony, the sources said, "As of now there is no such information. We will share the details once a decision is taken."

Modi had invited the Heads of the SAARC nations to his swearing-in ceremony as in 2014.

Meanwhile, the full on Saturday called on Kovind and handed over the list of 542 newly-elected members of the that will enable him to initiate the formal process of new government formation.

First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 14:50 IST
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