NDA leaders to meet Prez Murmu Wednesday to stake claim to form government

New Delhi, June 5 (UNI) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders will meet President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday evening and stake claim to form the government for the third time, sources said.

As per party sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders of NDA will meet Murmu and put forth the coalition’s claim.

Meanwhile, the NDA meeting is underway at the Prime Minister’s residence here to chalk out the next strategy in government formation. The NDA partners have secured 292 seats, 20 more than the majority mark of 272.

NDA leaders including Shah, TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) head Nitish Kumar, and his party leader Lallan Singh will also be present. BJP stalwarts Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh will also take part in the deliberations.

Earlier, Chandrababu Naidu told the media: “We are in NDA. I am going for an NDA meeting. In course of time, if there is anything we will report to you.”

In Andhra Pradesh, the TDP won 16 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats while the JDU bagged 12 of the 40 seats in Bihar.

The BJP fell short of a majority of its own this time and secured only 240 Lok Sabha seats. The majority mark is 272 in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

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