Nation Politics 24 May 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

News Digest: A sharp, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published May 24, 2019, 9:53 pm IST
Updated May 26, 2019, 1:27 am IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
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Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day



Narendra Modi chosen as NDA leader: Narendra Modi was   elected the leader of the National Democratic Alliance by the newly elected members of the Parliament. The NDA members met at the Central Hall of the Parliament.

After the meet, PM Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a formal claim to form the government.

Read: 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas,' asserts Modi at NDA meet

Narendra Modi elected as NDA leader: The newly elected lawmakers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance met in New Delhi on Saturday and elected Narendra Modi as their leader. After the meet, PM Modi is likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind around 8 pm and stake claim to form government.


Read: Narendra Modi unanimously elected as leader of NDA, to meet Prez at 8 pm

Mamata Banerjee offers resignation: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has offered to resign from the post of Chief Minister saying that she wanted to continue as the party president. Banerjee made those comments while addressing a press conference.

Read: 'Offered to resign, want to work for party,' says Mamata Banerjee

Rahul Gandhi offers to resign: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered his resignation which was unanimously rejected by the members of Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a media briefing said that the party has given a free hand to the party president to overhaul the organisation.


Read: CWC rejects Rahul's resignation offer, gives free hand to restructure party

Jagan Mohan Reddy targets Chandrababu Naidu: Addressing the newly-elected legislators, YSR Congress party president Jagan Mohan Reddy said God has punished TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu for his “misdeeds”.

Read: God punished Chandrababu Naidu for his 'misdeeds': Jagan Mohan Reddy

Naveen Patnaik's swearing-in: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik will be sworn-in as Odisha Chief Minister on May 29 for a fifth consecutive term after an emphatic win in the state Assembly elections, the party said on Saturday. Patnaik has continued his grip over Odisha with his party, BJD, winning 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House.


Read: Naveen Patnaik's swearing-in-ceremony on May 29