Updated June 5th, 2024 at 17:35 IST

BREAKING | PM Narendra Modi Meets President Murmu, Tenders Resignation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Droupadi Murmu, tenders resignation along with Council of Ministers: Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Edited by: Apoorva Shukla
PM Narendra Modi tenders his resignation to President Droupadi Murmu | Image: PTI
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, June 5, tendered his resignation from the country's top post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and handed over his resignation to Murmu. 

He handed over his resignation along with council of ministers, said the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a press statement. President Murmu accepted PM Modi's resignation, and resquested him to continue till new government assumes office, the press statement added. 

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"The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, met the President today and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers. The President has accepted the resignation and requested Shri Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers to continue till the new Government assumes office," the communique said.

Earlier in the day, the Union cabinet recommended the dissolution of the 17th Lok Sabha, according to sources. The term of the current 17th Lok Sabha ends on June 16.

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Modi Meets Vice President Dhankar

PM Modi called on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar soon after tendering his resignation to President Droupadi Murmu. This was the first meeting of Prime Minister Modi after securing a third term. 

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During the meeting, the prime minister was also served "peda", a delicacy from Chirawa in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu, the home district of Dhankhar, and jaggery from Meerut, a prominent agricultural produce from the region, reported PTI. 

 

 

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won a majority in the Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday. While the NDA is comfortably above the majority mark of 272 in the 543-member Lok Sabha, the BJP, which won 240 seats, has fallen short of the magic number for the first time since 2014 and is critically dependent on its allies for government formation.

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The Congress, part of the opposition INDI alliance, won 99 seats in the elections as against 52 in 2019. 

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 14:26 IST