Newly elected MPs and BJP leaders participate in the National Democratic Alliance Parliamentary board meeting to formally elect the Prime Minister of India, at Central Hall of the Parliament, in New Delhi, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (PTI)Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Saturday at a meeting attended by its newly elected MPs and senior leaders in Parliament's Central Hall. "Modi is elected the leader of the parliamentary party of 353 MPs unanimously," BJP president Amit Shah announced after the election as Modi acknowledged the support and cheers from MPs. Top alliance leaders, including JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray and Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal, extended their party's support after Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party at first. Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were present on the dais with other alliance leaders.
Source: The Telegraph May 25, 2019 12:56 UTC