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May 29, 2019 10:24 PM IST | Source:

Lok Sabha Election Results Highlights: Narendra Modi visits Arun Jaitley; discusses health, govt priorities in 15-min meeting

Live election results of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and updates from the subsequent developments

  • May 29, 09:24 PM (IST)
  • May 29, 09:23 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | PM Modi has left Arun Jaitley's residence. 

  • May 29, 09:02 PM (IST)
  • May 29, 09:01 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | PM Modi has arrived at Arun Jaitley's residence.

    Sources have told news agency ANI that he may request Jaitley to stay in the government. Earlier today Jaitley had requested PM Modi to not give him any responsibility citing health reasons. 

  • May 29, 08:51 PM (IST)

    Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant to be inducted in Modi ministry

    Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP from Mumbai South, will be sworn in as Union minister Thursday, a senior party leader said. He will replace Anant Geete, the lone Sena minister in the previous Narendra Modi-led government, who lost from the​ Raigad Lok Sabha seat in last month's election, the leader said Wednesday.

    – PTI

  • May 29, 08:49 PM (IST)


    Amit Shah met with​ Narendra Singh Tomar, Arjun Ram Meghwal today. Ram Lal, who is BJP Sanghtan Mantri, also met with Amit Shah today. 

  • May 29, 08:44 PM (IST)

    Kin of BJP workers killed in political violence in Bengal invited for Modi's swearing-in

    The family members of over 50 BJP workers, who the party claims were killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year, left for New Delhi on Wednesday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second term.

    The BJP has invited them to take part in Modi's swearing-in on May 30 as a "gesture of showing respect to our martyrs", a senior leader of the saffron party said.

    Click here to read more. 

  • May 29, 07:58 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drive down to Arun Jaitley's residence around 8.30 PM today. PM is likely to ask Arun Jaitley to reconsider his earlier decision and remain in Government, sources have told ANI.

  • May 29, 07:27 PM (IST)
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    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will also attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow. 

  • May 29, 07:04 PM (IST)


    Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy: I have received the invitation for the PM's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow. I will attend it. We need to have a cordial relation with the central govt if Puducherry wants to move forward. This is the first step towards it.

  • May 29, 06:59 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Congress President Rahul Gandhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

  • May 29, 06:49 PM (IST)
  • May 29, 06:30 PM (IST)
  • May 29, 06:29 PM (IST)

    Update: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony tomorrow.

  • May 29, 05:09 PM (IST)
  • May 29, 04:25 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Another TMC MLA Munirul Islam joins the BJP. 

  • May 29, 03:46 PM (IST)

    PM Modi to visit Maldives on June 7-8

    This is going to be PM Modi's first international trip after he has sworn in as the Prime Minister for a second term. 

    The Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid, in a tweet, said that "Maldives Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution to invite PM Narendra Modi to address a sitting of the house during his upcoming visit to the Maldives."

  • May 29, 03:41 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | PM Modi to visit Maldives on June 7-8

  • May 29, 02:21 PM (IST)
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  • May 29, 02:00 PM (IST)

    Speaking to the media, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has said that he will meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi. “He (Rahul Gandhi) should not resign,” he added.

  • May 29, 01:43 PM (IST)

    Update: BJP President Amit Shah, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and DMK Leader Kanimozhi have resigned as Rajya Sabha members.

    Shah, Prasad and Kanimozhi have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Patna Sahib (Bihar) and Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), respectively.

  • May 29, 01:40 PM (IST)

    Arun Jaitley: I would obviously have a lot of time at my disposal to undertake any work informally to support the government or the party.

  • May 29, 01:25 PM (IST)

    Arun Jaitley in a letter to the prime minister: I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and, therefore, not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new Government.

  • May 29, 01:20 PM (IST)

    NEWS FLASH: Arun Jaitley, in a letter to PM Modi has requested to not be included in the new Union Cabinet.

    "I have had some serious health challenges in last 18 months. I need time for myself, treatment and my health," he added.

  • May 29, 01:18 PM (IST)
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