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

The ceremony will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7 p.m.

May 26, 2019 06:38 pm | Updated June 09, 2020 12:26 pm IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the NDA parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the NDA parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Narendra Modi will be sworn in as the Prime Minister for the second time at 7 p.m. on May 30 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official release said on Sunday evening. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué said.

Mr. Modi will be sworn in a week after he returned to power in a thumping victory. The counting of votes polled in the seven-phase elections to the 17th Lok Sabha took place on Thursday.

“The ceremony will be similar to the one that took place in 2014,” an official source said.

“The President (Ram Nath Kovind) will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on 30.05.2019 at 07.00 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the communiqué added.

The three Election Commissioners called on the President on Saturday and handed over a notification, required under the Representation of the People Act, containing the names of those who were elected to the 17th Lok Sabha.

Mr. Modi was elected unanimously as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance on May 25. Later, he called on the President in his capacity as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, which has majority support in the House of the People following the general election to the 17th Lok Sabha.

The President, exercising powers under the Constitution, appointed Mr. Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India and sought his advise about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The NDA together has a strength of 353 MPs in the 543-member Lok Sabha out of which the BJP has a majority of 303 MPs.

(With inputs from PTI)

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