After BJP-led NDA’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha election 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning met party patriarch LK Advani (91) to take his blessings.
Later in the day, PM Modi will also meet Murli Manohar Joshi (85), another veteran leader of the party.
Interestingly, before the general election, both leaders were allegedly denied tickets. Reportedly, the party decided not to give Lok Sabha poll tickets to those above 75 years of age.
Riding on the crest of the Modi wave, BJP dished out a grand performance in the country, halting the efforts of the fledgling 'mahagathbandhan' to challenge the saffron brigade.
The general election was held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. Counting of votes which started on Thursday, is still underway.
The 2019 elections attracted a turnout of over 67 per cent, the highest ever in the history of Indian general elections. The polls also witnessed highest recorded participation in Indian elections by women.
Meanwhile, Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory message to PM Modi for his electoral victory. Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the PM Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar messages to PM Modi.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also congratulated PM Narendra Modi on his re-election.
“Congratulations to @narendramodi on your re-election as Prime Minister of India. Let’s keep working together to improve the lives of Canadians and Indians through education & innovation, investing in trade, and fighting climate change,” tweeted Justin Trudeau.