PRESS COMMUNIQUE

RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, NEW DELHI

March 10, 1998

The Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners called on the President of India at 5.00 pm. today and formally presented to him a copy of the Notification containing the results of the 12th General Elections.

The president has sent the following letter to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Parliament.

Dear Shri Vajpayee,

The Notification containing the results of the 12th General Elections was formally presented to me, a little while ago.

I note that you have been elected leader of the Bharatiya Janata party in Parliament. Please accept my felicitations.

In so far as yours is the single largest party in the Lok Sabha and the largest pre-election alliance, I request you to let me know whether you are able and willing to form a stable government, which can secure the confidence of the House

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(K.R.Narayanan)

Shri A.B.Vajpayee

Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Parliament,

7, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi

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