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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 8:00pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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Narendra Modi addresses crowd at Ahmedabad Airport. Lauds the work done by party leaders, stating, "What Congress achieved in 30 states, Amit Shah achieved in Uttar Pradesh alone. You can imagine the scale of his hard work."

Emotions run high as Narendra Modi steps into Parliament' Central Hall

*Narendra Modi invited to form government by President Pranab Mukherjee. 

*Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on May 26

*We have a complete majority but for us, our allies are as important. This is our commitment: Narendra Modi Earlier Today: President Pranab Mukherjee and Narendra Modi interact at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Narendra Modi addresses the media after meeting the president. "In line with tradition, Honourable President has handed me a letter," he informed. "There will be a swearing-on ceremony at 6 pm on May 26." President asks Modi to suggest names of other ministers to be sworn in on May 26 at 6 pm, the Rashtrapati Bhawan communique stated.

Narendra Modi arrives in Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

Narendra Modi was unanimously elected as prime ministerial candidate at BJP Parliamentary Party meet. I have handed over a copy of resolution to President, informs Rajnath Singh. Narendra Modi to take oath as prime minister on May 26.

President to call Narendra Modi to give him letter appointing him as prime minister

NDA leaders, led by L K Advani, meet President Pranab Mukherjee to convey support to Narendra Modi-led government. 15-member NDA delegation leave to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to convey to him its decision making Narendra Modi the grouping's leader. Immediately after they meet Mukherjee, Modi will call on the President at 3:15, enable the President to appoint him to the post.

The hard work our allies put in their respective regions was exemplary, says Modi at NDA board meeting.

Even though BJP got majority on its own, NDA allies will be as important as they would have been without clear majority, says Modi.

* Addressing the NDA Parliamentary Party meeting here, the Seemandhra leader extended full support to Modi, whom he described as a leader with "extraordinary capabilities". Naidu's TDP is a key partner in the BJP-led coalition. "India should be among the likes of USA and China. There may be some developed countries (but) real competition is with US and also China," Naidu said while expressing confidence that "Narendra Modi will do it". Read more

* "This is a historic win, I congratulate Modi on behalf of the people of Punjab," says Parkash Singh Badal. "This day will be remembered in India's history in golden letters. The margin of victory under Narendra Modi's leadership is a record I'm proud to say that my party's relationship is inseparable... We have never thought of them as mere political allies," he adds.

* "These are tears of happiness," says shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray commenting on Modi breaking down.

* NDA board meeting to elected Narendra Modi as leader of alliance begins

* Narendra Modi breaks down during his speech. He refers to the BJP as his mother. "I am a disciplined soldier of the party," he adds.

* It's time to forget who won and who lost. It's a mandate to work for India's place in the world, says Modi

* When we meet again in 2019, I will present my report card again. I won't live for myself, but will live for the country, says Modi. "I am a very optimistic man; only optimistic man can bring optimism in the country," he adds. "I am not doing any favour, only performing a duty; this victory is a result of struggle of five generations," he adds.

* Country has already moved ahead, now it is up to us whether we want to move or not, asserst Modi. There is new hope among people that this dispensation can fulfill their aspirations, he adds.

* I congratulate all previous governments and their leaders. Will take their good work ahead and aspire to do even better, says Modi. I don't believe UPA govt did nothing; they did whatever they could; they deserve appreciation for whatever good they did.

READ: There is new hope, will try to live up to expectations: Narendra Modi

* This election result has increased people's faith in democracy. If there was a fractured mandate, then people could have said it's anti-establishment vote. But full majority for BJP means that people voted for hope.

* During the campaign, I have seen men who had one piece of cloth on their body but a BJP flag in their hands. We have this dream to fulfill.

* This is the temple of democracy and all of us are here not for posts but we are here to carry with us the expectations of the 125 crore people of India. The son of a poor man is standing in front of you people today, this is the power of democracy.

* Office is not important, responsibility is. We must dedicate ourselves to discharge this responsibility. As a hard-working party worker, I ensured that not even one minute of my time is wasted, Modi assures.

* I am very thankful to LK Advani and Rajnath Singh for their blessings, says Modi on being elected as the leader fo the Parliamentary Party. "I wish Atal ji would have been here," he adds.

Following Narendra Modi's selection, LK Advani addresses, "Everyone has moments in their lives which they remember; today, is a moment like that," he said. "Through Narendrabhai, the campaign that we have run. I spent 20 years of my life under British rule and I had only one dream of India's independence. When we got independence, I had tears in my eyes... and when here today, I have tears in my eyes."

* Earlier it was Congress vs BJP, now it is BJP vs the others': Rajnath Singh

READ: Narendra Modi elected BJP parliamentary party leader

* Sushama Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari backs LK Advani’s proposal to make Narendra Modi as prime minister

* Senior BJP leader LK Advani proposes Narendra Modi as the leader of the BJP parliamentary board and the prime minister of the new government, he is seconded by Venkaiah Naidu, and Murli Manohar Joshi.

* BJP leader Rajnath Singh addresses the delegation at the Parliament's Central Hall, announcing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as the leader of the Parliamentary Party. "This is the first time that Modi has come to the Central Hall of Parliament," Singh pointed out. Even as a cheif miniter he never visited the Central Hall."

* Narendra Modi's convoy reaches Parliament's Central Hall

* Narendra Modi leaves Gujarat Bhawan for the BJP's parliamentary party meeting at Parliament's Central Hall

* Narendra Modi to call on the President at 3:15 pm, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson says

* 15-member NDA delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee this afternoon. Party patriarch LK Advani will propose his name as the new leader of the Parliamentary Party. Later, the NDA MPs will also elect him as the leader of NDA parliamentary coalition.

* Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar met Narendra Modi at Gujarat Bhavan. Following the meeting in a media address he said, “I feel Cabinet should be the sole prerogative of the PM-designate, Modi will be responsible for delivery also so he must be given a free hand.”

Narendra Modi is all set to be called to form the government later today, following his election as the as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party and the NDA grouping.

Modi will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the first formal step before he is sworn in as country's new prime minister. Although the dates for the swearing in ceremony are still under wraps, it is speculated to be conducted probably by the weekend.

The members of Rajya Sabha along with the 282 newly-elected Lok Sabha members of BJP will assemble in the Central Hall of Parliament around noon today to elect the 63-year-old Modi as their leader. A delegation of the coalition will call on the President later in the day to convey to him the decision of the two Parliamentary groups that will pave the way for President to invite Modi and ask him to form the government.

Hectic meetings went on in the BJP camp on Monday, as Modi held talks with party leaders over his cabinet formation.

Aspirants of ministerial posts and newly-elected Lok Sabha members of the party met BJP president Rajnath Singh and RSS leaders. Modi held discussions with his close aide and BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior party leader Arun Jaitley, and met some other leaders from the party, as BJP leaders were also seen making a beeline to the RSS office, the Keshav Kunj, here. 

Besides, some leaders belonging to allies like Shiv Sena, TDP, Akali Dal and LJP may also be included.

ALSO READ: Shiv Sena eyes larger piece of pie in Narendra Modi cabinet 

While both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said the party ideological fountainhead will have no role in deciding the cabinet, several BJP leaders held deliberations at the Delhi RSS headquarters.

A series of meetings also took place at Rajnath Singh's residence where Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Gopinath Munde, Yogi Adityanath, Varun Gandhi and several newly-elected MPs called on him.

Minister of disinvestment in the last NDA government, author and columnist Arun Shourie also met Rajnath Singh. Meanwhile, former home secretary RK Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Udit Raj, Manoj Tiwari and party leader Vinay Katiyar were seen at the RSS office where they met senior Sangh functionaries.




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