A Congress worker in Rajgarh shaved off his head after he lost a bet to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker. The two workers had a bet that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 then the other will shave off his head.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the Congress worker BL Sen said, “We had a bet that if Modi becomes PM, I’ll shave my head and if Rahul Gandhi becomes PM, he (BJP worker) will shave his head. Now that my party has lost, I shaved my head.”
Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind had dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made such a recommendation on Friday.
PM Modi is expected to take oath as a new prime minister next week. On Sunday, he will visit Gujarat to seek the blessings of his mother following his massive victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. He will be in Varanasi, his constituency, on Monday.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, the PM said:
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP won 303 seats out of the total 542 that went to polls in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. In all, the NDA has captured 353 seats this time. Meanwhile, the UPA has a measly 92 seats with the Congress bagging just 52.
(With inputs from ANI)
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