New Delhi, May 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit his home-state Gujarat today, where he would be meeting his mother in Vadgam. Subsequently, the PM would be flying to Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, where he would deliver a thanksgiving address to his supporters and BJP workers for ensuring a decisive win from the constituency. Stay tuned here for the live breaking news and updates from India and across the world.
Modi was on Saturday elected unopposed the leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the parliamentary board meeting called by the BJP-led coalition. In his address to the leaders of NDA camp, Modi stressed on reaching out to the section of electorate who chose not to vote for them. PM Narendra Modi Warns Newly Elected MPs to Desist from Giving Controversial 'Sound Bytes'
Bringing down the poll pitch, where the ruling regime had accused the Opposition of practising minority appeasement, the Prime Minister said the elected lawmakers cannot consider anyone as difference. "Everybody is ours," he said, adding that the erstwhile governments have deceived the minorities for years.
On the international front, Iran has warned the United States of severe consequences if the 1,500 American troops sent to Middle East are aimed at attacking Iran. The deployment is "extremely dangerous" and detrimental to international peace, said the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
In sports news, India was convincingly defeated by New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 practice match on Saturday. Batting first, the Virat Kohli-led side scored 179. The target was chased down by NZ side in less than 35 overs and with 6 wickets to spare.