Modi stakes claim to form new Govt, pushes agenda to win ‘trust’ of all sections

NEW DELHI: Armed with the mandate from BJP parliamentary party and newly elected NDA lawmakers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday staked claim with the President Ram Nath Kovind to form Government.

Mr Modi met President and staked claim after BJP chief Amit Shah and other NDA leaders handed over a letter of support to President Kovind.

An NDA delegation, led by Amit Shah, President, BJP, and comprising Parkash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thakeray, Nitin Gadkari, K. Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on the President.

“A letter stating that Mr Modi had been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party was handed over to the President. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said here. (AGENCIES)