Narendra Modi to take oath as PM for 3rd time at 7:15 pm on June 9

Narendra Modi to take oath as PM for 3rd time at 7:15 pm on June 9

Narendra Modi to take oath as PM for 3rd time at 7:15 pm on June 9

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NDA Parliamentary Party leader Narendra Modi has been invited by President Droupadi Murmu to form the government at the Centre. Modi is set to be sworn in as Prime Minister for the third time on June 9.

President Murmu formally invited Modi on June 7, following his election as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Parliamentary Party. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 7:15 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Earlier in the day, NDA leaders, including Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal (United), and Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, met with President Murmu to hand over their letters of support for the new government.

Modi met the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan to stake his claim to form the government. Addressing the media afterward, he confirmed that President Murmu had appointed him as Prime Minister-designate and had sought a suitable time for the swearing-in ceremony as well as a list of ministers who will take the oath with him. Modi indicated that the evening of June 9 was suitable.

The NDA, led by the BJP and including allies such as Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP, Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), and Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena, has 293 MPs, comfortably above the majority mark of 272 in the 543-member Lok Sabha. The alliance submitted its list of MPs to the President.

The NDA leaders had assembled at the Central Hall of the old Parliament Building earlier in the day. Besides NDA MPs, senior leaders of the alliance, including chief ministers, were present. Notable attendees on the main dais included Chandrababu Naidu, Nitish Kumar, Eknath Shinde, Chirag Paswan, Jitan Ram Manjhi, Anupriya Patel, and Pawan Kalyan, alongside senior BJP leaders.

Senior leader Rajnath Singh proposed a resolution in support of Modi’s leadership, which the NDA MPs endorsed. Subsequently, the list of parliamentarians supporting Modi was submitted to the President.