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‘We will work towards building Viksit Bharat’: PM Modi after NDA picks him as alliance leader

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the first meeting after the alliance won the Lok Sabha elections. The NDA reposed confidence in Modi and chose him as the leader of the alliance, paving the way for his return as prime minister for a record third term.

The alliance leaders held a crucial meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence to discuss the formation of the government.

After the meeting, Modi said the NDA will promote national progress and fulfill regional ambitions. “We will serve the 140 million people of India and work towards building a Viksit Bharat,” he said in a message on X.

The NDA has passed a resolution to elect Modi as the leader of the alliance.

“We are all proud that the NDA fought and won the 2024 Lok Sabha elections unitedly under the leadership of respected Shri Narendra Modi ji. We all unanimously elect respected NDA leader Shri Narendra Modi as our leader,” the resolution said.

It further said that the NDA government is committed to serving the poor women, youth, farmers and exploited, disadvantaged and suffering citizens of India. “The NDA government will continue to work towards improving the living standards of the people of India by preserving India’s heritage and towards the overall development of the country,” the resolution said.

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Among the prominent NDA leaders who attended the meeting were TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, JD(U) leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan .

The TDP, JD(U), Shiv Sena led by Shinde and the LJP (Ram Vilas), which won 16, 12, seven and five seats respectively, will play an important role in government formation.

The BJP failed to cross the majority mark in the Lok Sabha elections but the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) managed to secure the magic number but fell well short of the target of 400 seats thanks to INDIA’s excellent performance -block.

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    Aditi Ray Chowdhury

    Aditi Ray Chowdhury works on the news desk at News18.com as News Tr

    first print: Jun 5, 2024 6:16 PM IST