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Narendra Modi to be sworn-in as Prime Minister for second term on May 30

The development comes after Modi staked the claim to form a new government at the Centre after being elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party.

May 27, 2019 10:05 IST
Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi will be sworn in as India’s 16th Prime Minister on May 30, 2019 for his second term. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to Modi and to the members of the Union Council of Ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

The new Cabinet is expected to retain several Ministers of previous Government and will also give representation to the newly-elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from states and regions where the BJP has performed well, especially from West Bengal and Odisha.

Narendra Modi appointed as PM for his second term

Exercising powers under Article 75 (1) of the Indian Constitution, President Ram Nath Kovind on May 25, 2019 appointed BJP leader Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and invited him to form a new government at the Centre.

President Kovind also asked Modi to advise the names of others to be appointed as the Union Council of Ministers and requested him to specify the date and time of the swearing-in ceremony.

The development comes after Modi staked the claim to form a new government at the Centre after being elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party. For the same, a letter stating the election of Modi as the leader of the BJP along with other letters of support from the NDA constituent parties were handed over to President Kovind.

Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India

As per the Article 75 (1) of the Indian Constitution, the Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Narendra Modi elected as NDA parliamentary party leader

After displaying a clean sweep victory and following the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, all the parties under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) elected senior BJP leader Narendra Modi as the leader of the alliance.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Narendra Modi as Prime Minister

Modi's name was proposed by Shiromani Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh Badal after the approval of JDU leader Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and AIADMK leader EK Palaniswami.

Prior to that, Modi was unanimously elected as the leader of BJP party after the BJP President Amit Shah proposed his name.

The 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved on May 24, 2019 following the resignation of the PM Modi.