Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Pranab Mukherjee (Image courtesy: @narendramodi via Twitter)

After a thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met former president and senior congress leader Pranab Mukherjee and sought his blessings.

Modi shared two photos from the meeting in which the two can be seen exchanging pleasantries.

Modi in his tweet said, “Meeting Pranab Da is always an enriching experience. His knowledge and insights are unparalleled. He is a statesman who has made an indelible contribution to our nation. Sought his blessings during our meeting today.”

The BJP party secured a clear majority with 303 seats, which is 22 more than its 2014 tally. Along with its allies, the NDA stands at 352 in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Earlier on Saturday, Modi was elected as leader of the NDA in a ceremony at Parliament’s Central Hall. Later, he met President Ram Nath Kovind and staked claim to form government at the centre.