New Delhi: Amid shouts of ‘Modi, Modi, Modi’ and thumping of desks and claps the MPs of BJP and all the coalition parties together chose Narendra Modi to lead NDA Parliamentary Party to head the new government.
Narendra Modi was elected at a combined meeting of the newly elected MPs of BJP and NDA coalition at the Central Hall of Parliament by 353 MPs.
BJP National President, Amit Shah, proposed Modi’s name as the leader of BJP Parliamentary Party which was seconded by former party president and Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
While moving the resolution, Amit Shah said, “I propose the name of Narendra Modi for the leader of BJP’s Parliamentary Party.”
He also said, “With great joy and pleasure I announce that the BJP Parliamentary party has unanimously elected Narendra Modiji as its leaders.”
After his formal election as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, Akali Dal leader, Prakash Singh Badal moved a resolution on behalf of NDA as leader of the coalition. His resolution was seconded among others by JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, LJSP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy, Nagaland Chief Minister, Niphiu Rio, and Meghalaya Chief Miniser Congrad Sangma.
Armed with the resolution electing him as NDA Parliamentary Party leader, Modi will call on President Ram Nath Kovind to stake claim to form the new government.