Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Tuesday hosted a grand dinner meet of all NDA Leaders in the national capital ahead of the results of the mega battle of ballots. The dinner was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Chief Prakash Singh Badal.
Among others who attended the Dinner meet were BJP’s Maharashtra ally Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, among others.
The allies presented shawls and bouquets to Prime Minister Modi.
Speaking in the Dinner Meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ‘NDA as an Alliance will represent the ambitions and aspirations of the country’, told Union Minister Rajnath Singh who briefed the media.
‘With the NDA family. Our alliance represents India’s diversity and our agenda is India’s progress. We are best suited to address regional aspirations and enhance national progress’, tweeted PM Narendra Modi after the meeting.
With the NDA family.
Our alliance represents India's diversity and our agenda is India's progress.
We are best suited to address regional aspirations and enhance national progress. pic.twitter.com/iKNgv2e898
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2019
Earlier in the day, PM Modi met his Council of Ministers at the BJP headquarters.
Union Council of Minsters meeting underway at BJP office in Delhi. PM Narendra Modi also present pic.twitter.com/M5Ww5WVInt
— ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2019
While on the other hand at least 21 Opposition parties led by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled met the EC over VVPAT-EVM Count Issue.
It should be noted that almost all exit polls on Sunday after the culminating of last phase predicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return in power.
Almost all Exit polls predicted a clear Majority to Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) with above 300 seats. Polls predicted party’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand among others.
While the Opposition parties have termed the exit polls as wrong and express a hope that the May 23 results will be very far from the trend suggested by the Exit Polls.
Elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats were held between April 11 and May 19 across 7 phases of elections. The counting of votes for the mega polls is scheduled for May 23.