New Delhi: Narendra Modi presided over the last cabinet meeting of the 16th Lok Sabha before proceeding to Rashtrapathi Bhavan to tender his resignation to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
The Cabinet meet was held at 5 pm today with all senior ministers including Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, Nithin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani, and others being present for the last cabinet meet of the present Lok Sabha. The cabinet decided to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha.
Thereafter, Narendra Modi went to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan to meet the President and handed him his resignation. The Parliamentary Board of the NDA which will be convened tomorrow will elect Narendra Modi as the leader of the house.
Modi will again meet the President to stake claim to form a majority government in Parliament. The oath taking ceremony will be on 30 May.
He tweeted, ” 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.”
Before taking oath Narendra Modi will visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple on 28th and will seek his mother’s blessing on 29th.
India and the world is waiting for the second innings of Narendra Damodardas Modi. His first stint as the Prime Minister of India saw the country growing steadily as a major player in international politics. Modi had inherited a weak and dysfunctional economy and it took him time to slowly reshape the country.
Modi government was able to bring the inflation under control and also reduced the fiscal deficit to manageable levels. India became one of the fastest growing economy in Asia and also surpassed the Chinese in growth.
When he took power in 2014 Modi asked the people of India a period of ten years to complete his reform and to take the country on a growth trajectory. India saw how he worked tirelessly for the betterment of the country and made their decision. No amount of media reports and opposition barbs could pull down the trust of the common Indian in their Chowkidar.