first_imgNew Delhi: Narendra Modi will be sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for the second term on May 30, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said here on Sunday.A communique from the President’s House said the oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. “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 communique issued by President’s press secretary Ashok Malik said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistModi was elected unanimously as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance on Saturday. 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 Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India and sought his advice 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. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceEarlier on Saturday, a delegation of the NDA led by BJP president Amit Shah, along with Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thackeray, Nitin Gadkari, K Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They handed over a letter to the President stating Modi has been elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President. 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 Members of Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said his return to power was a huge responsibility that the people have bestowed on him. Speaking at a rally in Ahmedabad – his first since the massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections – he said, “We have to utilise these five years to solve issues of the common citizens”. PM Modi had gone to Ahmedabad Sunday to take the blessings of his mother. While there, he also held a rally and addressed the people of his home state, which he ruled as a Chief Minister for 13 years. The PM meets his mother regularly before important occasions such as elections, apart from routine visits despite his packed day plans. Meanwhile, Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday to thank the people for “reposing faith” in him and offer prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. After reaching Varanasi, Modi will travel by road from the police lines to Bansphatak, with his cavalcade passing through various parts of the city. He will pay obeisance at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on Monday morning and later address a gathering of workers of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party sources said.last_img

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