Narendra Modi, generally perceived as a 'strong' leader, turned emotional and broke down on Tuesday as he welcomed his election as the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. He choked and had to take water before regaining his posture. (Source: PTI)
Advaniji said that I have done a favour to BJP. Like India, BJP is also my mother. Can serving the mother be a favour? Not at all. A son is only dedicated to serve the mother," Narendra Modi said and broke down. (Source: PTI)
Modi made nearly a 30-minute acceptance speech after being elected as the leader at the Central Hall of Parliament. (Source: PTI)
63-year-old Narendra Modi's name was proposed as leader by party patriarch Advani and supported by a number of leaders, including Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari. (Source: PTI)
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi hugs an emotional LK Advani as Rajnath Singh looks on during the BJP parliamentary party meeting at the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
Narendra Modi declared that the Lok Sabha election results represents a new hope for the common man and dedicated his government for the uplift of the poor, oppressed and deprived.
Narendra Modi, bends down with folded hands on the steps of the Central Hall as a sign of respect as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
"I accept the responsibility you have reposed in me. You will never get an opportunity to look down on what my government will do," he said in a 30-minute speech after he was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party by the newly-elected Lok Sabha members and those of Rajya Sabha. (Source: PTI)
The election took place at the Central Hall of Parliament after his name was proposed by senior leader L K Advani and seconded among others by Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari. (Source: PTI)
Narendra Modi, center, is received with flowers as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi. (Source: AP)
Narendra Modi was unanimously elected as the leader of BJP Parliamentary Party with the Prime Minister-designate saying the election result was a vote for "new hope and aspiration" and he would try his best to live up to the expectations of the people of the country.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani is welcomed outside Central Hall in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Jain)
Gopinath Munde,Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha pose together before entering the Central Hall. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Jain)
Narendra Modi, who steered BJP and the NDA to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, was appointed Prime Minister, ushering in a new era of a non-Congress government with an absolute majority on its own in 30 years.
President Pranab Mukherjee is greeted by Narendra Modi, Leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, at a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
"I came to call on the President. The President has given me a formal letter (of appointment as the PM) and has invited me for oath-taking ceremony on May 26 at 6 pm as we had earlier decided," Modi told the media emerging from the meeting with the President Pranab Mukherjee. (Source: PTI)
Narendra Modi's call on the President came after he was unanimously elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party and later at a combined meeting of the BJP and its allies constituting the NDA as leader of the coalition. (Source: PTI)
In his brief interaction with the media outside Rashtrapati Bhawan, Modi displayed the President's letter appointing him to the top post. (Source: PTI)
Earlier the President greeted Modi on his landslide victory.
"Welcome, welcome, welcome," Mukherejee said, receiving a bouquet from Modi. Offering a bunch of flowers, he congratulated him on his "grand victory". (Source: PTI)