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Cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th LS; Govt resigns

Cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th LS; Govt resigns

New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday here and tendered resignation of his government following the mandatory norms and paving the way for the formation for the new ministry.

Official sources said Mr Modi presided over a meeting of the Cabinet and Council of Ministers in his South Block Office and and discussed the dates for swearing-in ceremony and other formalities required for the formation of the new government after general elections.

The Cabinet also adopted resolution recommending dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

The Cabinet meeting was held a day after the Modi government received a massive mandate in general elections 2019.

Among others Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari and Maneka Gandhi attended the meeting.

Most ministers looked in a jovial mood and waived towards the awaiting journalists, television crew and lensmen.

Sources said the Council of Ministers is likely to have a dinner meeting later.

The Cabinet is learnt to have also discussed Prime Minister's visits to various parts of the country.

Earlier in the day, Mr Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah called on the party patriarch L K Advani and party stalwart Dr M M Joshi who did not contest elections this year.

Addressing a victory rally organised at the BJP headquarters after the massive win of the party, Mr Modi, describing it as the ‘victory of the people’, termed the people's mandate in 2019 elections one of the biggest events of the world in the millennium and said the world will be forced to register and recognise the power of India's democracy.

The ruling BJP is all set to begin its second five-year innings under the leadership of Mr Modi with the BJP achieving a landslide victory in elections to the 17th Lok Sabha in the 543-member Lower House.

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