Sun, Jun 16, 2024
Whatsapp

SEE PICS | PM Modi’s 1st meeting with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar after Lok Sabha Results 2024

The sweets served to the Prime Minister included a "peda", a delicacy from Chirawa in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu and "gud" (jaggery)

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- June 05th 2024 05:29 PM
SEE PICS | PM Modi’s 1st meeting with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar after Lok Sabha Results 2024

SEE PICS | PM Modi’s 1st meeting with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar after Lok Sabha Results 2024

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at the VP's enclave on Wednesday after submitting his resignation.

This is PM Modi's first meeting with the Vice President after the results of the Lok Sabha Elections were announced.


VP Dhankhar presented sweets and a bouquet to the Prime Minister, who is heading for a third term in the Lok Sabha.

According to the VP's office, the sweets served to the Prime Minister included a "peda", a delicacy from Chirawa in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu (VP Dhankhar's native district) and "gud" (jaggery) from Meerut, a prominent agricultural produce from the region.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi tendered his resignation along with his council of ministers to President Droupadi Murmu, paving the way for the dissolution of the 17th Lok Sabha.

The President accepted the resignation and requested the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to continue till the new government assumes office.

This came after the Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi earlier in the day recommended the dissolution of the 17th Lok Sabha, whose term ends on June 16.

The BJP's victory tally in the latest Lok Sabha elections was significantly lower than its previous counts, falling short of the 303 seats it won in 2019 and the 282 seats in 2014. In contrast, the Congress party saw substantial growth, winning 99 seats compared to 52 in 2019 and 44 in 2014. The INDIA bloc surpassed the 230-seat mark, challenging predictions from exit polls.

Despite the BJP falling 32 seats short of the 272-seat majority mark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a third term with the support of coalition partners, including Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Chandrababu Naidu's TDP. 


- With inputs from agencies

Top News view more...

Latest News view more...

PTC NETWORK