Narendra Modi, next Indian PM Modi, begins victory lap after huge win
Newly-elected members of parliament handed to current PM, Pranab Mukherjee
India's Chief Election Commissioner, V.S. Sampath, along with Election Commissioners, H.S. Brahma and Nasim Zaidi, met President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday to hand over the notification of the newly-elected members of parliament.
"We have come to meet President of India. We have presented the notification of the newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha that has been submitted to the President, final authentic list of elected candidates as provided under law,"said Sampath.
World's largest election
India's election was the world's largest. Staggered over five weeks and nine phases, a record of more than 500 million ballots were cast from the Himalayas in the north to the tropical south, with voters braving the blistering heat for a record 66 per cent turnout.
Narendra Modi, on Friday, thundered to a historic victory in India's election to run the world's most populous democratic country, in a seismic political shift that gives the Hindu nationalist and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a mandate for sweeping economic reforms.
Indians rose to the dawn of a new a day after Modi's victory trouncing the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to rule the country for the next five years.
Congratulating India's voters
Sampath, also told reporters that President Mukherjee congratulated the voters of the country.
"He also conveyed his congratulations for the voters of the country who turned up in such large numbers and made this democratic exercise meaningful," added Sampath.
Modi's win was the most resounding election victory the country has seen in 30 years and was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and raucous celebrations at BJP offices across the country, where supporters danced, let off fireworks and handed out sweets.
Modi's sweeping win closes off a chapter of fragile coalition governments, giving the former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but which have stalled in recent years.
Having gained more than six times the seats of his closest rival, Modi's is the most decisive mandate for a leader since the 1984 assassination of former Congress party Prime Minister Indira Gandhi propelled her son,Rajiv, to office. Starting with the subsequent election in 1989, India has been governed by coalitions.