Following a historic mandate that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win 303 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the focus has now turned to government formation.
Here are the highlights of the day: 9:35 pm - Andhra CM designate Jagan Mohan Reddy meets BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav in Delhi 9:10 pm - Modi seeks his mother's blessings at her residence in Gandhinagar
PM Modi on Sunday evening arrived at his mother Hiraben's residence in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, to seek her blessings after a massive victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019. In 2014 too, the PM had visited his mother immediately after the poll results were announced, giving the BJP an absolute majority.
8:50 pm - Modi arrives at his mother's residence in Gandhinagar 7:55 pm - PM Narendra Modi concluded his address in Ahmedabad 7:42 pm - People voted to make the government strong, says Modi
"This election many pundits failed, after the 6th phase of polling, I had said that we will get 300 plus seats. Many people made fun of me. During the whole election, it was noticed that people were voting to make the govt strong," Modi said in Ahmedabad.
7:30 pm - I dedicate my visit to the victims of Surat tragedy and their families: PM Modi in Ahmedabad
Addressing a rally in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, Modi, who is set to take oath as Prime Minister on Thursday, said that he was dedicating his visit to the victims of the Surat tragedy and their families.
"The Surat tragedy is heartbreaking... we cannot express our condolences in words," said Modi, adding that the government is determined to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.
"Even though I am not the CM of Gujarat any more, I am humbled by the love you show towards me," he added.
7:17 pm- Arvind Kejriwal says confident of winning Assembly elections
Kejriwal, while addressing his party workers in Delhi, said that he was confident of winning the Assembly elections slated early next years. "We weren't able to convince the voters why they should vote for the AAP. This will change in the Assembly elections," he said.
7:10 pm - BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a rally in Ahmedabad
Addressing party workers and supporters in Ahmedabad, Amit Shah said, "After winning 26 seats (in Gujarat) Narendra bhai has come here, please shout loud so that the voices reach West Bengal."
6:29 pm - PM pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue near the Ahmedabad Airport
Prime minister Narendra Modi, along with Amit Shah and Gujarat CM VIjay Rupani, paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue near the Ahmedabad Airport.
PM Narendra Modi has reached Ahmedabad Airport. He will be heading to meet his mother Hiraben to seek her blessings after a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections. In 2014 too, the PM had visited his mother immediately after the poll results were announced, giving the BJP an absolute majority.
6:08 pm - Modi in Gujarat to seek his mother's blessings after a historic win in Lok Sabha elections 2019
Prime minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 7 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
5:45 pm - Narendra Modi to take oath as Prime Minister on May 30 5:25 pm Modi to visit Varanasi tomorrow, thank his constituents
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit his constituency Varanasi tomorrow. He will visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple and thank the Varanasi constituents for a second consecutive win.Modi defeated the Congress' Ajay Rai by 5,22,116 votes. He is one of the 15 BJP lawmakers to have won by a margin of over five lakh votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
4:00 pm First parliamentary session likely in mid-June
According to official sources, the first parliamentary session of the 17th Lok Sabha will be held in mid-June. The government sources said that although the dates haven't been decided on, the session will likely convene either on June 15 or June 16.
3:40 pm Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad greets Modi on win 12:50 pm BJD MPs meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Biju Janata Dal secured 12 of the 21 seats in Odisha as the BJP came a close second with eight and the Congress finished a distant third with a solitary constituency in their kitty.Today, the 12 BJD MPs met the state CM Patnaik, who is gearing up to take oath as CM for a fifth time.
12: 25 pm Modi to arrive in Ahmedabad in the evening
PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will fly on the same flight to Ahmedabad and are scheduled to arrive at the airport at 6 pm.
The duo will proceed to the Khanapur BJP office, where a public meeting is scheduled at 6.45 pm and will last for an hour. Around 8.30 pm, Modi will reach Gandhinagar Rajbhavan for night halt.
On Monday morning, he is expected to visit his mother Hiraba before departing for Varanasi at 8 am. Shah will accompany the PM during the Varanasi as well.
12:10 pm 300 first-term MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha
11:40 am Modi must be taken at his word, Rahul Gandhi must resign
We must persist and engage Prime Minister Modi in dialogue, without suspicion on his intent, without casting aspersions or attributing every action of his to forces in the shadow from the RSS, writes GR Gopinath.
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YSR Congress Party secured a resounding win in Andhra Pradesh. The party won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state and secured 150 of the 174 seats in the assembly elections, paving the way for party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy to be the next chief minister of the state.Reddy is scheduled to meet PM Modi today and is expected to take up the issue of special status for Andhra Pradesh.
10:30 am: Modi to meet mother
In his first visit to his home state after the BJP’s resounding victory in the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat today.
Accompanied by party chief Amit Shah, Modi will seek the blessings of his mother Hiraba. He will also be felicitated by the Gujarat unit of the party.
10:25 am PM Modi appointed prime minister-elect by President Kovind
On Saturday, PM Modi was appointed the prime minister-elect by President Ram Nath Kovind, who also invited him to form the new government.
After the BJP and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) unanimously elected him as their leader, Modi reached the Rashtrapati Bhawan Saturday night to stake claim to form the next government.Earlier, NDA leaders met the President with a list of their MPs as a proof of the dispensation's majority in the 17th Lok Sabha.