Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been formally elected as leader of the NDA at a meet of the victorious BJP-led alliance in the central hall of parliament this evening.

Following the National Democratic Alliance or NDA meet, PM Modi is likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind around 8 pm and stake claim to form the government.

Yesterday, the council of ministers led by PM Modi submitted their resignation which was accepted by President Kovind, paving way for the formation of the new government.

Accepting PM Modi’s resignation, the president had asked them to continue as a caretaker until the formation of a new government.

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PM Modi is expected to take oath for his second term next week.

In the just-concluded parliamentary polls, the BJP scored a resounding victory, taking home 303 out of 542 seats. The Congress, led by Rahul Gandhi, faced an epic failure with just 52.

This morning, President Kovind dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the recommendation of the union cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.