Election Results 2019: Modi tenders his resignation to President Kovind to pave way for new govt formation

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Updated: May 24, 2019 9:44:20 pm

India Lok Sabha Election 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind has dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha after the Cabinet's recommendation, initiating the process to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.

election Results 2019, Lok Sabha Election 2019 Live Updates PM Modi has retained the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of 4.80 lakh votes. (Reuters)

2019 Indian General Election Result: PM Narendra Modi tendered his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday  after the Union Cabinet passed a resolution to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP won 303 seats while the Congress managed to come first on 52 seats, as per the final result of Lok Sabha election 2019 declared by the Election Commission.

On the other hand, the  Congress Working Committee will meet in New Delhi on Saturday to deliberate upon the party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections. A PTI report said that Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign as Congress president. The Congress party was faced with a humiliating defeat in the general elections yet again. The Congress had won just 44 seats in 2014.

After the Cabinet’s recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha, thus initiating the process to constitute the 17th LokSabha. The term of the 16th Lok Sabha expired on June 3. The swearing-in of the new Modi government will be held on May 30 while on May 28, PM Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi where he will hold a roadshow. Modi has retained the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of 4.80 lakh votes.

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    20:22 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi gets official certificate from Election Commission

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met the BJP cadres from Varanasi and received the official certificate from the Election Commission for his victory in Lok Sabha polls. PM Modi has won from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency with a margin of 478,690 votes. He tweeted, "Party colleagues from Kashi gave me the official certificate of election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency! Feel happy to be representing one of the oldest and most vibrant centres of Indian culture."

    19:58 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP wins 303 Lok Sabha seats in final tally

    The Election Commission has announced the final counting figures of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The BJP has won on 303 seats while Congress has managed to win on 52 seats, the final tally reads. The grand old party faced with a humiliating defeat in the general elections once again. It has got three seats less than the minimum required to get the state of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. In the 2014 general elections, the BJP had won 284 seats while the Congress had won just 44 seats in 2014.

    19:21 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi tenders resignation

    PM Narendra Modi met the President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers. The President has accepted the resignation. PM Modi and the Council of Ministers will continue till the new Government assumes office. As per Election Commission announcement on the completion of counting, BJP has won 303 seats in Lok Sabha elections 2019 while the Congress has managed to win on 52 seats.


    18:51 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi to meet President Ram Nath Kovind to hand over Cabinet resolution

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Cabinet meeting will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to handover the resolution. It will pave way for constituting the 17th Lok Sabha. The NDA has won 352 seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

    17:59 (IST)24 May 2019
    Cabinet passes resolution to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha.

    The Union Cabinet has passed resolution to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tender his resignation soon.

    17:19 (IST)24 May 2019
    Union Cabinet meeting begins

    Union Cabinet meeting begins. The Cabinet is likely to propose the President to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha after BJP-led NDA won a decisive majority. 


    17:12 (IST)24 May 2019
    NDA Parliamentary Party meet tomorrow

    National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party meeting  to be held on Saturday.

    16:25 (IST)24 May 2019
    Samajwadi Party sacks all spokespersons

    Samajawadi Party has sacked all its spokesperson after the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha election 2019 in Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav has suspended the panel of spokespersons. Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party managed to win just 15 seats, while the BJP-led NDA got 64.

    16:14 (IST)24 May 2019
    Congratulate PM Modi for victory: Digvijaya Singh

    I congratulate PM Narendra Modi. I will be among the people of Bhopal and will try to work and fulfill all promises that I have made, says Digvijaya Singh. 

    16:08 (IST)24 May 2019
    Worrying that Pragya Thakur won: Digvijaya Singh

    It is worrying that Pragya Singh Thakur won Lok Sabha election.  Someone who glorified Nathuram Godse has won, says Digivijaya Singh who contested from Bhopal against Sadhvi Pragya. Digvijaya lost the election by over three lakh votes.

    15:12 (IST)24 May 2019
    Delhi: More than Over 15,000 votes cast through postal ballots

    Over 15,000 votes were cast through postal ballots in the national capital for the Lok Sabha polls including 131 in the NOTA category.According to data shared by the Delhi Chief Electoral Office, a total of 15, 235 votes were cast through postal ballots. The maximum postal ballots - 4,514 votes - were counted in West Delhi followed by North East Delhi at 3,429 votes.

    14:11 (IST)24 May 2019
    Latest visuals: Pragya Thakur at BJP office in Bhopal

    BJP leader Pragya Singh Thakur visits BJP office in Bhopal, a day after she defeated Congress' Digvijaya Singh with a margin of 3,64,822 votes.


    14:09 (IST)24 May 2019
    Mamata Banerjee to hold meeting of TMC leaders on Saturday

    West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to hold a meeting with her party leaders at her residence in Kalighat, Kolkata tomorrow.

    14:08 (IST)24 May 2019
    Watch: PM Modi meets, MM Joshi, LK Advani

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met senior BJP leaders MM Joshi and LK Advani in Delhi on Friday morning.


    14:07 (IST)24 May 2019
    Congress' Amethi chief Yogendra Mishra resigns

    Yogendra Mishra, President of District Congress Committee- Amethi, resigns from the post taking responsibility for the defeat. The Congress lost Amethi seat to BJP's Smriti Irani. She defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from here.

    14:05 (IST)24 May 2019
    Will send Jinnah's portrait to Pakistan: BJP's Aligarh MP

    BJP MP from Aligarh, Satish Kumar Gautam said that his priority will be to send Jinnah's portrait that is locked in a room in Aligarh Muslim University to Pakistan.

    13:29 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP crosses 300 mark, Cong bags 52 as counting nears end

    The BJP crossed the 300 mark and was leading in one seat as counting for votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on Friday. The Congress was left way behind with only 52 seats, two less than it needs for a Leader of Opposition post in the Lower House and marginally more than the 44 it got in 2014.

    13:04 (IST)24 May 2019
    Modi's victory tribute to Vajpayee, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    BJP's candidate for Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic victory was a tribute to the late Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a lesson for the Congress. "The historic victory of Modi ji is a tribute to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji and a lesson for Congress that when the earth trembles, big trees also fall," the diplomat-turned-politician, who unsuccessfully contested the election, said in a tweet.

    12:55 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi thanks world leaders for congratulatory messages

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked world leaders and personalities as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office. In a series of tweets, Modi thanked world leaders such as American vice president Mike Pence, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and several others who wished the him on his party's landslide victory.

    12:53 (IST)24 May 2019
    CWC tomorrow, Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign 

    Top Congress leaders will deliberate on party losses at a meeting of the working committee slated on Saturday where party chief Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation. A PTI report said that party has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision making body of the party at 11 AM tomorrow. Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation at the meet, party sources told PTI.

    12:51 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi thanks Rahul Gandhi for his wish

    Narendra Modi has also thanked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, NC leader Omar Abdullah, DMK's MK Stalin and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for their wishes.


    12:41 (IST)24 May 2019
    Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief

    Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi over party's poor performance in the state in the just concluded Lok Sabha polls. The Congress won just one seat in Uttar Pradesh.

    12:12 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi thanks Donald Trump for his wishes

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday thanked US President Donald Trump for his wishes on the NDA returning to power, saying the victory represents the aspirations of a nation of 1.3 billion people. "I too am looking forward to working closely with you for closer bilateral ties, which also augur well for global peace and prosperity," Modi tweeted. In his tweet, Trump had congratulated Modi and his BJP on their "BIG" election victory. "Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!" Trump said.

    11:55 (IST)24 May 2019
    WATCH: Farooq Abdullah celebrates NC's win in J&K

    Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah celebrates his win from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat at party office.


    11:47 (IST)24 May 2019
    Council of Ministers meeting today evening

    After the meeting of the Union Cabinet in the evening, the Council of Ministers, which also comprises Ministers of State, will meet at the South Block office of the Prime Mminister.

    11:38 (IST)24 May 2019
    Modi to take oath on May 30

    Narendra Modi will take oath the Prime Minister of India on May 30. In 2014, Modi was sworn-in on May 26, ten days after the Lok Sabha elections were declared.

    11:25 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi, Amit Shah call on LK Advani

    Pime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday called on party veteran LK Advani , a day after the party-led NDA returned to power at the Centre with a massive mandate.


    11:19 (IST)24 May 2019
    Union Cabinet meet today evening

    The Union Cabinet will meet on Friday evening in New Delhi. The meeting will be presided over by outgoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cabinet will recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The President will then accept the Cabinet's recommendation and dissolve the Lok Sabha.

    11:15 (IST)24 May 2019
    PM Modi, Amit Shah meet Murli Manohar Joshi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Friday morning met veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi at his residence in New Delhi.


    BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture at party office in Delhi after the Lok Sabha election results.The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3. The process for the same will be initiated after Union Cabinet recommends the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha and the three Election Commissioners meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members.
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