Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday travel to Gujarat to seek the blessings of his mother before taking oath as the head of the new government after he returned to power with a massive majority in Lok Sabha elections.

The PM will also visit Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency from where he was elected for a second time to Parliament.

“Will be going to Gujarat tomorrow evening, to seek blessings of my Mother. Day after tomorrow morning, I will be in Kashi to thank the people of this great land for reposing their faith in me,” Pm Modi said in a tweet this morning.

 

The PM’s mother, Heeraben, lives in Gandhinagar.

The BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a big majority, bagging 303 out of 542 seats. The NDA won a total of 351 seats. On the other hand, the Congress won just 52 seats out of a total 91 of the UPA.

The Congress debacle meant that the 17th Lok Sabha will be without a Leader of Opposition since it requires at least 55 seats for a party in the current composition of the Lok Sabha.

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted PM Modi’s resignation as part of protocol. The PM resigned after the Union Cabinet passed a resolution dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha.

Before meeting the President, the PM held interactions with PMO staff and Council of Ministers.

Earlier on Friday, BJP leaders from Varanasi presented the official certificate of election from the Lok Sabha constituency to the PM.

The PM said that he felt happy to be a representative of the “one of the oldest and most vibrant centres of Indian culture”.