Narendra Modi to take oath on May 21: Report

Narendra Modi appears all set to be the next Prime Minister with BJP likely to get a majority on its own, wresting power from Congress which is on the path of recording its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

Last Updated: May 16, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Narendra Modi appears all set to be the next Prime Minister with BJP likely to get a majority on its own, wresting power from Congress which is on the path of recording its worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

According to a report, Modi will take oath on May 21.
Recording its best ever performance in its 34-year existence, the BJP on its own was leading in 276 seats, three more than the required half-way mark in the 543-member House, while its allies were ahead in 49 seats.

This will be the first time after 30 years that a single party is securing a majority on its own after the massive number of 419 seats Rajiv Gandhi got in 1984 in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi`s assassination.
Set to take over the Prime Minister next week, Modi tweeted "India has won, good days are coming".

The BJP under Atal Bihari Vajpayee had scored an individual tally of 182 seats, both in 1998 and 1999.

BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was leading in Varanasi by 83963 votes and by over 5.59 lakh votes in Vadodara.

(With PTI inputs)