President Kovind invites Narendra Modi to form next government of India

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 May 2019, 11:59 PM
Narendra Modi meets President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Photo tweeted by @rashtrapatibhvn)
Narendra Modi meets President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Photo tweeted by @rashtrapatibhvn)

Newly elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet on Saturday to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader. The meeting will take place in Parliament's Central Hall at 5 pm. Sealing its phenomenal electoral victory, the Narendra Modi-led BJP crossed the 303 mark when the polling officials unboxed the Electronic Voting Machines and started the mega counting that commenced at 8 am on May 23. With this, the BJP has become the first non-Congress party in the history of independent India to win more than 300 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections. 

Rahul Gandhi is likely to tender his resignation at the high-profile Congress Working Committee meeting today. Buzz over Gandhi’s resignation has been doing rounds since the May 23 verdict.

Here are the Highlights:

  May 25, 2019  21:26 (IST)

'Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas' is a mantra that shows the path to development for every region of India. I once again thank the people of the nation and assure them that the new govt will leave no stones unturned to fulfill your dreams & expectations: Narendra Modi.

  May 25, 2019  21:24 (IST)

President today gave me a letter designating me as the Prime Minister. The country has given me a huge mandate and the mandate comes with the expectations of the people: Narendra Modi.

  May 25, 2019  21:20 (IST)

The President requested Narendra Modi to advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers; and to indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan: Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  May 25, 2019  21:15 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Narendra Modi to office of Prime Minister of India.

  May 25, 2019  21:12 (IST)

Congratulations to PM Shri Narendra Modiji on being unanimously elected as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). I thank all our allies and MP’s for their support. Let us work even harder to realise the dream of PM Modi’s New India: Amit Shah

  May 25, 2019  21:08 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet the President.

  May 25, 2019  20:58 (IST)

The delegation handed over to the President a letter stating that Narendra Modi had been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.

  May 25, 2019  20:56 (IST)

An NDA delegation, led by BJP President Amit Shah and comprising Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thakeray, Nitin Gadkari, K. Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on President Ram Nath Kovind.

  May 25, 2019  18:30 (IST)

Delhi: Narendra Modi addresses the NDA Parliamentary Board meeting. WATCH LIVE:

  May 25, 2019  18:19 (IST)

SAD's Parkash Singh Badal, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari greet Narendra Modi after he was elected as the leader of NDA and BJP at the NDA meeting, today.

  May 25, 2019  18:15 (IST)

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi greets Narendra Modi, after he was elected as the leader of BJP and NDA at the NDA meeting.

  May 25, 2019  18:13 (IST)

Delhi: Narendra Modi seeks blessings from senior BJP leader LK Advani after being elected as the leader of BJP and NDA.

  May 25, 2019  18:12 (IST)

I thank all the allies and the MPs who have unanimously chosen NDA's leader Narendra Modi as the new Prime Minister of the country: Amit Shah.

  May 25, 2019  18:07 (IST)

NDA meeting: BJP president Amit Shah speaks at Central Hall of Parliament. WATCH LIVE:

  May 25, 2019  18:02 (IST)

SAD's Parkash Singh Badal proposes Narendra Modi's name as the leader of NDA Parliamentary Party. JDU Chief Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray endorse the proposal.

  May 25, 2019  18:01 (IST)

Delhi: Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are also present at the NDA parliamentary meeting.

  May 25, 2019  18:00 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unanimously elected as leader of BJP parliamentary party.

  May 25, 2019  17:48 (IST)

Key NDA meeting to re-elect PM Narendra Modi begins at Central Hall. WATCH LIVE:

  May 25, 2019  17:48 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi arrives at the NDA Parliamentary board meeting along with BJP president Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

  May 25, 2019  17:39 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Central hall for key NDA meeting today.

  May 25, 2019  17:34 (IST)

The central forces worked against us. An emergency situation was created. Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided. We complained to the EC but nothing was looked into: Mamata Banerjee.

  May 25, 2019  17:37 (IST)

I told at the beginning of the meeting that I don't want to continue as the Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee.

  May 25, 2019  17:14 (IST)

BJP leader Hema Malini, elected MP from Mathura: Modi ji has worked very hard and he has impressed the entire country. As I have also won, I'm happy that I delivered some good work in my constituency, that is why I got here.

  May 25, 2019  17:12 (IST)

Delhi: Actor-turned-politician and newly elected BJP MP, Sunny Deol, arrives for the NDA Parliamentary Board meeting.

  May 25, 2019  17:12 (IST)

Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari met Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit today and sought her blessings.

  May 25, 2019  17:10 (IST)

In CWC meeting everyone unanimously told him(Rahul Gandhi)he did a good job...No one has a doubt on his leadership but situation was like that. If someone can lead the party in such situation. it's only Rahul Gandhi, if anyone can lead opposition, it's only Rahul Gandhi, Azad says.

  May 25, 2019  17:10 (IST)

In a democracy winning or losing keep happening but providing leadership is a different matter. He gave a leadership, one which is visible - maybe less on TV but very evident among public. We've accepted our defeat but it was a defeat of numbers & not ideology: Ghulam Nabi Azad.

  May 25, 2019  16:45 (IST)

Delhi: Newly elected MPs and other leaders arrive for the NDA Parliamentary Board meeting.

  May 25, 2019  16:42 (IST)

I don't agree that it was a disastrous performance, but we were not able to rise up to the expectations. Party will discuss this in details...Today we had only general discussions: AK Antony.

  May 25, 2019  16:17 (IST)

CWC has given Congress President the right to makes changes to restructure the party, a plan for this will be brought soon: Surjewala.

  May 25, 2019  16:13 (IST)

Party President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was rejected by the members of CWC unanimously: Randeep Singh Surjewala.

  May 25, 2019  16:06 (IST)

Minutes after CWC meeting, Congress party addresses a press conference. WATCH LIVE: 

  May 25, 2019  16:02 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi is determind to resign as Congress chief, proposes to appoint someone from outside the Gandhi family as the president: Sourcs.

  May 25, 2019  15:32 (IST)

Ambika Soni, Congress on whether party president Rahul Gandhi's leadership was questioned at the CWC meeting says, "Not at all."

  May 25, 2019  15:32 (IST)

The CWC meeting concludes. Press conference at 3:30pm at AICC HQ by KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

  May 25, 2019  15:31 (IST)

Congress Working Committee meets at AICC Delhi took stock of the Lok Sabha results and chart the course forward.

  May 25, 2019  12:31 (IST)

Don't quit, we are with you, CWC leadership to Rahul Gandhi.

  May 25, 2019  12:28 (IST)

MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath skips CWC meet.

  May 25, 2019  12:21 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi offers to resign from party's top post.

  May 25, 2019  12:21 (IST)

CWC meeting, chaired by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is being attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, chief ministers of party-ruled states.

  May 25, 2019  11:20 (IST)

Visuals from CWC meet.

  May 25, 2019  11:17 (IST)

CWC meeting to begin shortly.

  May 25, 2019  11:17 (IST)

Congress won just 52 seats in the 542-member lower house.

  May 25, 2019  11:16 (IST)

Congress Party will hold its first review meeting to discuss its defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

  May 25, 2019  11:15 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive for Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

  May 25, 2019  11:15 (IST)

52 members of the Congress will be part of this crucial CWC meeting.

  May 25, 2019  11:14 (IST)

LIVE: Congress meet begins, all eyes on Rahul Gandhi's probable resignation.

  May 25, 2019  11:02 (IST)

Congress leaders RPN Singh, PL Punia and Motilal Vora arrive for Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

  May 25, 2019  11:02 (IST)
  May 25, 2019  11:01 (IST)

Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh arrive for Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

  May 25, 2019  11:00 (IST)

Senior Congress leaders P. Chidambaram and Siddaramaiah arrive for Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

  May 25, 2019  08:51 (IST)

Narendra Modi is expected to address the BJP MPs following his election as their leader.

  May 25, 2019  08:50 (IST)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to hold a party meeting for future course of action following the poll verdict.

  May 25, 2019  08:49 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi is likely to tender his resignation at the high-profile Congress Working Committee meeting today. Buzz over Gandhi’s resignation has been doing rounds since the May 23 verdict, however, there is no official confirmation so far.

  May 25, 2019  08:48 (IST)

The newly elected NDA MPs will meet Saturday to formally elect Narendra Modi as their leader.

First Published: Saturday, May 25, 2019 08:46 AM
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