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Modi arrives in Delhi to attend meeting of Parliamentary Board

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Narendra Modi arrived here today to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections

Modi in VaranasiNew Delhi: Narendra Modi arrived here today to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

Soon after emerging out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Prime Minister-elect stood at the door of his SUV and waved victory sign to the cheering crowds of supporters wearing saffron caps and showing BJP flags.

He was received at the airport by a number of senior BJP leaders, including party chief Rajnath Singh.

Escorted by elite commandos, Modi undertook a roadshow with thousands of supporters greeting him at various places along the route from the airport to the party headquarters at Ashoka Road. BJP workers on motorcycles waving party flags were part of the roadshow.

At the BJP headquarters he will attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Board where crucial decisions on government formation will be taken.

The party has to decide when to call a meeting of the newly elected MPs to formally choose Modi as the Parliamentary Party leader to be followed by a meeting of the NDA where he will be elected as leader of the coalition.

Once the formalities are completed, the grouping will approach President Pranab Mukherjee to convey to him the election of their leader and appoint him as the Prime Minister.

Modi had led BJP to a massive victory in the elections with the party alone getting 282 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. The NDA got 336 seats.

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