Narendra Modi arrives in Delhi amid triumphant reception

Narendra Modi, who is slated to be the next week become Prime Minister of India, reached New Delhi at around 11 am today to the kind of over-the-top welcome that is characteristic of the country. Huge throngs joined his victory march from the New Delhi airport to the Bharatiya Janata Party's headquarters in Ashoka Road.

Senior party leaders L K Advani, and party president Rajnath Singh, and Sushma Swaraj felicitated Narendra Modi at the headquarters, ahead of a crucial BJP parliamentary board meeting which could decide the form the next union cabinet takes

At around the same time, the outgoing United Progressive Alliance recommended the dissolution of 15th Lok Sabha to the President of India. All Congress ministers have tendered their resignations.

Reports suggest that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi may even offer to resign from their party posts – though given the sycophantic nature of the Congress, these quit offers would seem unlikely to be accepted.

Modi was quick to announce that the first beneficiaries of the NDA victory are the people of the country. ''My victory is a result of the efforts of the BJP workers,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's UPA cabinet held its last meeting.