NEW DELHI :
Couple of days before the counting for the 2019 general elections begins (23 May), the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) met in Delhi on Tuesday and sent a message that the ruling alliance was confident of again forming government.
The meeting of NDA comes on the same day when opposition parties complained to Election Commission about the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
"Had a meeting with our esteemed NDA allies, in the presence of PM Narendra Modi. I am sure, given the manner in which NDA, under the premiership of Shri Modi, has served India in the last five years, people of our great nation will bless us again with a huge mandate," tweeted Amit Shah, president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The meeting of NDA partners was initiated by BJP president Amit Shah and a dinner was organised by BJP for all the NDA partners. Among the leaders present for the meeting were Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Shiromani Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal and Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray.
Senior leaders of the BJP also met PM Modi during the day along with all the council of ministers at the BJP headquarters.
The meeting of NDA partners before the counting is interesting because NDA partners had earlier met in Varanasi when Modi went to file his nomination papers.
"Most of the NDA partners have stayed together for a long time. BJP has a strong bond with its NDA partners and we are sure to form the government under the leadership of PM Modi," said a senior BJP leader who was present during the meeting at BJP headquarters.