Modi gets emotional in BJP meet, says new govt will work for poor

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BJP panel formally elect Modi as leader
New Delhi, May 20: The BJP parliamentary committee was held in Delhi today, where senior party leader LK Advani proposed Narendra Modi's name as Prime minister and Venkaiah Naidu and Murli Manohar Joshi backed the proposal. The BJP MPs unanimously elected Modi as the leader of BJP Parliamentary party.

1:12 pm: The poll verdict reflects people's hope: Modi

1:00 pm: Modi gets emotional during the speech, Thanks BJP for the victory

12:57 pm: The new government will be dedicated to poor, says Modi

12:47 pm: Responsibility matters, not posts, says Modi in his speech, adds that the victory was acieved under Rajnath's leadership

12:45 pm: "Wish Atalji was here", says Modi in his speech, thanks Rajnath and Advani for support.

12:40 pm: Modi addresses the meeting

12:40 pm: Advani congratulates Modi in his speech

12:35 pm: Modi to meet president at 3:15 pm

12:16 pm: BJP committee elects Modi as leader of BJP Parliamentary Party and NDA, Modi seeks Advani's blessings

12:15 pm: Murli Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun jaitley, Sushma Swaraj second Modi's name for PM

12:10 pm : LK Advani proposes Modi's name for prime minister post at BJP parliamentary committee meeting

12:05 pm: This is a historic moment, says Rajnath addressing the meeting which is held in Parliament Central hall

12:00 pm: Modi reaches parliament, meeting begins

The cabinet formation

Also, Modi is set to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today after his election in the first formal step before he is sworn in as Prime Minister, probably by the weekend.

A number of names of top BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi and Venkaiah Naidu were doing the rounds for possible inclusion in Modi's Cabinet.

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

LK Advani will propose Modi's name as Prime minister at the BJP meet

The 282 newly-elected Lok Sabha members of BJP along with its Rajya Sabha members will assemble in the Central Hall of Parliament around noon to elect the 63-year-old Modi as their leader. Shortly later, they will be joined by their counterparts from the allies who will elect Modi as the leader of the NDA coalition.

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.

For the third day in succession, hectic discussions were on regarding government formation with Modi himself receiving leaders.

After today's election, Modi will go to Ahmedabad in the evening. On May 21, he will resign as Chief Minister and a new leader of the Gujarat BJP Legislature Party will be elected to succeed him in the state.

Oneindia News
(With PTI inputs)

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