Modi appointed PM for the third time

President invites him to form government, swearing-in on Sunday

GN Bureau | June 7, 2024


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Narendra Modi was Friday appointed the prime minister for a historic third time, as president Droupadi Murmu invited him to form the next government. The swearing-in ceremony for the new council of ministers will take place on Sunday.

“The President, having satisfied herself on the basis of the various letters of support received, that the BJP-led NDA alliance, which is also the largest pre-election alliance, is in a position to command majority support of the newly constituted 18th Lok Sabha and to form a stable government, appointed Shri Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India exercising powers vested in her under Article 75(1) of the Constitution of India,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué said.

The president requested Modi to “indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan and also advise her about the names of other persons to be appointed as members of the Union Council of Ministers”, the statement said.

The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers at 7.15 pm on June 9, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, another statement later said.

A delegation of the NDA led by J. P. Nadda, president, BJP, called on the president at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 2.30 pm and handed over a letter stating that Modi had been elected as the Leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the president.

The other members of the delegation were Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dr. C. N. Manjunath from BJP; N. Chandrababu Naidu from Telugu Desam Party; Nitish Kumar, Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh) and Sanjay Jha from Janata Dal (United); Eknath Shinde from Shiv Sena; H.D. Kumaraswamy from Janata Dal (Secular);   Chirag Paswan from Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas); Jitan Ram Manjhi from Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular); Pawan Kalyan from Janasena; Ajit Pawar from Nationalist Congress Party; Anupriya Patel from Apna Dal (Soneylal); Jayant Chaudhary from Rashtriya Lok Dal; Joyanta Basumatary from United People’s Party Liberal; Atul Bora from Asom Gana Parishad; Indra Hang Subba from Sikkim Krantikari Morcha; Sudesh Mahto and Chandra Prakash Choudhary from All Jharkhand Students Union; and Ramdas Athawale from Republican Party of India (A).

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