Prime Minister Modi Resigns, Cabinet Dissolved Ahead of New Government Formation

 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered his resignation to President Draupadi Murmu at 2 PM on Wednesday, along with a recommendation to dissolve the cabinet. Acknowledging this, President Murmu accepted the resignation, while urging PM Modi to continue in office until the new government assumes office, as per a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The final gathering of the Modi cabinet convened at 11:30 AM, during which the government passed a motion of gratitude for its third consecutive electoral victory.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the Union Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, where a proposal to dissolve the 17th Lok Sabha was put forth. The tenure of the current 17th Lok Sabha is set to conclude on June 16.

Sources reveal plans for a parliamentary party meeting on June 7, with the swearing-in ceremony of the new government slated for the following day, June 8.

In a significant electoral development, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is poised to assume power once again, securing a total of 293 seats. The BJP, spearheading the coalition, clinched an absolute majority in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, capturing 292 seats out of the declared 543. Notably, the BJP secured 240 seats individually, with the Telugu Desam Party and JD(U) securing 16 and 12 seats, respectively.

In contrast, the I.N.D.I.A bloc secured a combined total of 233 seats, with the remaining 18 seats being secured by other parties in the lower house of Parliament. The Indian National Congress, a key opposition party, secured 99 seats, followed by the Samajwadi Party with 37 seats and the Trinamool Congress with 29. The DMK managed to secure 22 seats in the electoral fray.

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