Bhartiya Janta Party President Shri Amit Shah and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will host a grand dinner for all NDA constituents today after exit polls on May 19 predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led coalition.
Shri Amit Shah will host the dinner at Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi. This is being seen as a move to bring together all the parties to discuss a plan for the formation of the next government. The exit polls on May 19 predicted a massive win for the Modi-led coalition. In fact, twelve of 14 exit polls predicted the NDA getting a full majority with seats ranging seats from 282 to 365. A party or an alliance needs 271 seats to form the government as Lok Sabha elections were held on 542 of the 543 seats.
Leaders like Shiv Sena chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Akali Dal’s Shri Prakash Singh Badal, Shri Sukhbir Badal, LJP’s Shri Ramvilas Paswan, Apna Dal’s Smt Anupriya Patel are expected to attend gala dinner.
Senior BJP leaders, Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shri BS Yeddyurappa, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Shri JP Nadda are expected to attend the dinner.
Lok Sabha Elections in India were held in 7 phases and ended on May 19. The election saw an overall turnout of 67.1 per cent according to the final numbers released by the Election Commission of India. Almost 91 crore people used their adult franchise in the Lok Sabha election in what is world’s biggest election. The final voter turnout may slightly change as the Election Commission has ordered repolling on some booths in few constituencies.
Election results will be declared on May 23.