Dropped in to Arun Jaitley this afternoon to brief him on W. Bengal and present him a copy of my book: Swapan Dasgupta
Questions about Arun Jaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of chemo. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All out good wishes.
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EC alone can explain how there were no votes polled in favour of AMMK in certain booths when atleast four of our functionaries were present in each booth: TTV Dhinakaran – AMMK leader
To know about our sleeper cells one has to wait for a Vote of confidence: TTV
AP CM elect YS Jagan meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today
Will seek votes in 2024 only after confining liquor availability to five star hotels: AP CM elect YS Jagan
President Kovind, today appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India
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An NDA delegation, led by Amit Shah, President, BJP, 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 the President.
A letter stating that Narendra Modi had been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party was handed over to the President. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.
Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, President Kovind, today appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India.
The President requested Narendra Modi to: i) advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers; and ii) indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
‘Largest democratic exercise in human history’
The Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora, accompanied by Election Commissioners Shri Ashok Lavasa and Shri Sushil Chandra, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A copy of the Notification issued by the ECI in terms of Section 73 of the Representation of People’s Act, 1951, containing the names of Members elected to the House of the People – following General Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha – was submitted by them to the President.
The President congratulated the Chief Election Commissioner and the other Election Commissioners on the successful completion of the electoral process and of the largest democratic exercise in human history.
The President appreciated the efforts of the Election Commission, its officials and members of its staff, other public officials, police and security personnel, for working tirelessly and diligently to uphold the sanctity of the people’s ballot, and a free and fair election.
The President commended hundreds of millions of voters who participated in the election process in such large numbers. The President noted this was entirely in keeping with our Constitution and India’s deep and unshakeable democratic traditions.
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DMK candidates who posted victories in the Lok Sabha and Assembly by-elections led by party President MK Stalin offered tributes at Periyar and Anna memorial today
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Video of victorious DMK MPs’ and MLAs’ offering floral tributes at Periyar, Anna and Kalignar memorials …
Congress Working Committee meets at AICC Delhi to take stock of the Lok Sabha results and chart the course forward
We will bounce back : Ashok Gehlot
After the 2019 mandate, rumors of Congress President’s resignation are baseless and irrelevant. We shall never forget that it was because of Rahul Gandhi’s tireless efforts and fighting spirit that Congress was able to put up a strong challenge to NDA government.
We fought hard for a cause. Under Rahul Gandhi’s exemplary leadership, we will bounce back and will continue to serve the Nation.
AP CM-elect YS Jagan meets AP Governor and Teleangana CM KCR
AP CM-elect YS Jagan met Governor ESL Narasimhan in Hyderabad to stake claim to form Government. He will be sworn-in on 30 May in Vijayawada. He was accompanied by his wife and party leaders during the meeting.
Later Jagan and his wife called on Telangana CM KCR. They were warmly received by KCR, his son KT Rama Rao and their family members.
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A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons : PM Modi
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. We are even more determined to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians and create the New India all of us dreamt of:
‘Met the Council of Ministers…’
Met the Council of Ministers earlier today. It has been great working with this team, which has left no stone unturned to fulfil people’s aspirations and boost India’s development. I thanked them for their industrious efforts.
Had a wonderful interaction with the entire PMO staff : Modi
Thanked them for their hardwork over the last 5 years. Also thanked their family members, who have been very understanding. Emphasised on the importance of teamwork and how it ensures better efficiency and service delivery.
‘Feel happy to be representing…’
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:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Kovind
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Prime Minister tendered his resignation along with the Union Council of Ministers.
The President accepted the resignation and requested the Prime Minister and the Union Council of Ministers to continue in office till the new Government is formed.
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PM Modi calls on Advani and Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi
Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people.
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings: @narendramodi
MNM President Kamal Haasan’s press meet on the Election Results