Wed. Jun 19th, 2019

President Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha ,NDA MPs to meet today to formally elect Modi as leader

New Delhi/May,25 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on recommendation of the Union cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.Meanwhile newly elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet on Saturday evening to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of government formation.

A communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said the President dissolved the Lok Sabha after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made such a recommendation on Friday. “The President has accepted the advice of the Cabinet on 24.05.2019 and signed the Order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha,” it said.

The President had on Friday accepted the resignation of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers but asked them to continue as caretaker until formation of a new government. Narendra Modi is expected to take oath as a new Prime Minister next week. In the just-concluded parliamentary polls, the BJP scored a resounding victory, bagging 303 out of 542 seats. Its arch rival, the Congress, was way behind at 52.

Meanwhile newly elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet on Saturday evening to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of government formation.

The BJP said the meeting will take place in Parliament’s Central Hall at 5 pm. Prior to this, BJP MPs will meet separately at Parliament House. Modi is expected to address the MPs following his election as their leader.With Modi already being announced as the prime ministerial candidate of the alliance, the meeting is being considered a mere formality.With Modi already being announced as the prime ministerial candidate of the alliance, the meeting is being considered a mere formality.

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