Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has won the re-election with a thumping victory defeating entire opposition almost single-handedly submitted his resignation along with his council of ministers on Friday to President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the evening.
The President requested Modi and the Council of Ministers to continue till the new Government assumes office. Earlier, the Union Cabinet passed a resolution recommending the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.
The term of the 16th Lok Sabha will end on the 3 June and the 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before that date.
The process to form a new House will be initiated when the Chief Election Commissioner along with Election Commissioners will meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members.