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Lok Sabha election results 2019 updates: Narendra Modi says no stone will be left unturned to fulfill aspirations of people

Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan thanked all the NDA allies and said no stone will be left unturned to fullfill the aspirations of the people.

FP Staff May 25, 2019 21:28:16 IST
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Lok Sabha election results 2019 updates: Narendra Modi says no stone will be left unturned to fulfill aspirations of people
  • President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of the Union Council of Ministers on Friday

  • Modi won the Varanasi constituency by a margin of 4.79 lakh votes, thus retaining the seat.

  • With the BJP-led NDA returning to power, Modi is set to be sworn in as the prime minister next week

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14:36 (ist)

BJP worker shot dead days after quitting TMC, say reports

A BJP worker was shot dead in Nadia district of West Bengal, an ABP report has said. The murder has come only days after the party worker quit TMC to join the saffron party. BJP has blamed Mamata Banerjee’s party for Santu Ghosh’s murder.

12:07 (ist)

Modi's victory a loss for battle of ideas, writes Amartya Sen in NYT op-ed

Nobel laureate and economist Amartya Sen has written an opinions editorial in the New York Times, where he has called Narendra Modi's victory a loss of the "battle of ideas." He has criticised the open rightwing hatred allegedly harnessed by the BJP in the path to its electoral victory, citing examples of Pragya Singh Thakur and Modi's repeated mentions of the Balakot airstrikes.

"If Modi used his charisma in electioneering, he also poured money into electoral spending — many times more than the Congress Party and all the other political parties. This is in addition to the asymmetry in media coverage: The state-owned television network, Doordarshan, gave the ruling BJP twice the amount of airtime than it offered to the Congress Party in the important month of May," Sen wrote.

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May 25, 2019 - 21:19 (IST)

No stone will be left unturned, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan thanked all the NDA allies and said no stone will be left unturned to fulfill the aspirations of the people.

"It is obvious that the country has given us a big mandate. There are a lot of aspirations attached with this mandate. Our government is for New India and especially for 2022, when the country will celebrate 75 years of Independence, is going to be a cause for celebration for every citizen. 2022 is a golden opportunity to take India to new heights."

"The government is going to continue its good work. We don't want even a moment to be wasted. 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas' is a mantra which is necessary for India's development. Keeping everyone's security and national prosperity in mind, we will move forward. The new government will leave no stone unturned to fulfill the aspirations of the people."

May 25, 2019 - 21:04 (IST)

PM meets president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and staked his claim to form the new government. 

May 25, 2019 - 20:50 (IST)

NDA delegation meets president

May 25, 2019 - 20:38 (IST)

PM's swearing-in likely on 30 May

According to several media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be sworn in on 30 May.

May 25, 2019 - 20:34 (IST)

CWC rejects Rahul Gandhi's offer to resign as party chief

A crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday unanimously rejected Rahul Gandhi's offer to resign as party president after the Lok Sabha poll debacle and authorised him to overhaul and restructure the party at all levels. The meeting deliberated on the reasons behind the Congress' defeat in the elections for four long hours with various leaders urging Rahul to continue to provide leadership to the party.

May 25, 2019 - 20:17 (IST)

Maithripala Sirisena to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Reports

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 30 May, according to several media reports.

May 25, 2019 - 20:17 (IST)

Mamata Banerjee offers to quit as CM

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Saturday offered to quit as chief minister of West Bengal following her party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, but the TMC rejected it.  

May 25, 2019 - 20:14 (IST)

Kamal Nath offers to resign as MPCC president

May 25, 2019 - 19:59 (IST)

PM set to meet President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening to stake a claim to form the new government. The NDA returned to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha elections with the BJP alone bagging 303 of total 542 seats contested. Elections were held in 542 of the 543 seats  

May 25, 2019 - 19:44 (IST)

Eyes of world on India, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 21st Century belongs to Asia, but lawmakers must make 21st Century about India. "The world expects a lot from India, not just in terms of diplomacy. Democracies of this world are looking at us. We as the representatives of India must deliver," said Modi.


Lok Sabha election results 2019 LATEST updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan thanked all the NDA allies and said no stone will be left unturned to fullfill the aspirations of the people.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and staked his claim to form the new government.

An NDA delegation led by BJP chief Amit Shah met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening.

According to several media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be sworn in on 30 May.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening to stake a claim to form the new government. The NDA returned to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha elections with the BJP alone bagging 303 of total 542 seats contested. Elections were held in 542 of the 543 seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 21st Century belongs to Asia, but lawmakers must make 21st Century about India. "The world expects a lot from India, not just in terms of diplomacy. Democracies of this world are looking at us. We as the representatives of India must deliver," said Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned NDA netas not to be swayed by power and fame and exhorted them to remember their roots.

The prime minister thanked leaders of the BJP and NDA for choosing him as the NDA parliamentary party leader. He also thanked the Election Commission and security forces for ensuring the smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha election.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Parliament for the NDA meet, and was received by Amit Shah and other top BJP leaders.

BJP chief Amit Shah has arrived for the NDA parliamentary board meeting. At the meet, NDA MPs are expected to choose Narendra Modi as the leader of the alliance

Addressing his second press conference since the loss of his party in the Lok Sabha election, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said which Rahul Gandhi had in fact submitted his resignation at the party's Congress Working Committee meeting, the panel unanimously rejected it, asking him to instead restructure the party as he sees fit. Surjewala and KC Venugopal also expressed gratitude to the voters who exercised their franchise and the party's workers, candidates, allies and leaders for their role in the election.

YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy will meet Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governor ESL Narasimhan and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao later today. YSRCP won 151 out of 175 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election. Jagan is expected to stake his claim to form the government in Andhra Pradesh.

The Congress Working Committee meeting has concluded at the party's headquarters. However, none of the leaders have spoken to reporters. Party leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala will hold a media briefing at 3.30 pm, it is learnt.

Narendra Modi is likely to stake claim to form the new government at around 8 pm today, say reports. This will happen after the NDA's Parliamentary Party meeting. Moments after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted resignation of the Union Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said while the sun has set on the term of the present government, the brightness of its work will continue to illuminate the lives of people.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has submitted the list of winners of the Lok Sabha Elections to President Ram Nath Kovind. The president has, upon the advice of the Union Cabinet, dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha.

Hot in the heels of speculations as to whether Rahul Gandhi has offered his resignation at the Congress Working Committee meeting, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has confirmed that Rahul has not tendered his resignation and that such a claim is incorrect.

As the Congress Working Committee met to introspect on and evaluate the party's performance in the Lok Sabha polls, the #CongBachaoRahulHatao hashtag began trending on Twitter. While many used it to reflect on whether the Congress chief would need to resign from the party in order to take it forward, BJP supporters used it to poke fun, noting how this possibility will perhaps be denied by Rahul's family themselves.

The Congress Working Committee meeting is set to take off in a few minutes. Several veteran leaders are seated at the table, including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Manmohan Singh, Siddaramaiah, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Sheila Dikshit, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, PL Punia and Motilal Vora are present.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, PL Punia and Motilal Vora have arrived for the party's working committee meeting scheduled on Saturday in New Delhi. Among others to have already arrived are UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Siddaramaiah and P Chidambaram. The Congress will introspect after the crushing defeat it has faced in the Lok Sabha polls and possibly take a call on its future under president Rahul Gandhi.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has dismissed the nomination of all the media panelists of the party, and has asked media houses to not invite any party office-bearers for debates. His party has won only five seats in the polls.

Expect all political parties to huddle up with their respective leaders and office bearers in the wake of the historic results of the general elections. While the BJP will hold consultations with its allies at the NDA's Parliamentary Party at Parliament's Central Hall, the Congress will introspect after the crushing defeat and possibly take a call on its future at its working committee meeting. Trinamool Congress will review the BJP's rise in West Bengal. YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh will formally elect Jaganmohan Reddy so he can be sworn in as chief minister. Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu, DMK leaders and MPs will hold a meeting to celebrate their stellar performance.

Moments after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted resignation of the Union Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said while the sun has set on the term of the present government, the brightness of its work will continue to illuminate the lives of people.

With the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance returning to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha election, Modi is set to be sworn in as the prime minister next week. The president has asked the Union Council of Ministers to continue till the next government is formed in the next few days.

"The sun sets on this term, but the brightness our work has brought will continue to illuminate the lives of millions. A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons," Modi tweeted. He said his government is even more determined to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians and create the "New India all of us dreamt of".

Meanwhile, BJP workers from Varanasi Friday handed him the official certificate of election.

Modi won the Varanasi constituency by a margin of 4.79 lakh votes, thus retaining the seat. Feel happy to be representing one of the oldest and most vibrant centres of Indian culture, he tweeted. Earlier in the day, Modi met officers and staff of the Prime Minister's Office at South Block.

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