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Modi appointed India's PM for 3rd term, to take oath on Sunday


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays a letter from President Draupadi Murmu outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on June 7, 2024. (Photo: The Hindu)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi has been appointed as the Prime Minister of India for the third straight term on Friday.

Indian President Droupadi Murmu appointed Modi as the Prime Minister of India in line with Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India today.

President Murmu formally invited Modi to form the next government and begin his third successive term as Prime Minister, after the National Democratic Alliance’s Parliamentary Party elected him as its leader.

Newly elected Prime Minister Modi will be sworn in on Sunday (June 9) at 7:15 pm, the Rashtrapati Bhavan announced.

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

The swearing-in ceremony will be attended by the leaders of neighboring countries, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremasinghe, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, and Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal “Prachanda”.

Modi’s win was only the second time an Indian leader has retained power for a third term after Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister.


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