EC handed over list of newly elected MP’s to the President, PM stakes claim to form new government
Talib Khan (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi, (26/5/2019): The full Election Commission today handed over the list of 542 newly-elected members of the Lok Sabha to President Ram Nath Kovind, that will enable him to initiate the formal process of new government formation.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and the other two Commissioners, Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, met the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan and gave him a copy of the notification issued by the poll body in terms of provisions of the Representation of the People Act containing the names of MPs elected in the Lok Sabha Elections.
On Saturday evening, newly-elected MPs of the NDA elect Narendra Modi as their leader.
After this, a delegation of leaders of the BJP and its allies is expected to call on the President and convey to him their choice of Prime Minister as Modi following which he will be invited to form the government.
The BJP has secured a majority on its own in the elections, winning 303 seats.
Elections were held in 542 of the 543 seats as the election in the Vellore Lok Sabha seat was cancelled by the EC citing abuse of money power. A fresh date is yet to be announced.