President invites Modi to form government, start second term in office


New Delhi, May 25:  Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and staked claim to form the government. Modi will take oath as prime minister of India for a second term in office on May 30 (Thursday) as he has been elected as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance and Bharatiya Janata Party.

President Kovind’s office tweeted that PM Modi had been asked to indicate the date of the swearing in ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan and list the names of his council of ministers.

Standing at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, PM Modi told reporters that his government wouldn’t waste a moment to get down to work for the people. “President today gave me a letter designating me as the Prime Minister… The country has given me a huge mandate and the mandate comes with the expectations of the people,” PM Modi said.

Narendra Modi has been Unanimously Elected as the leader Of the BJP Parliamentary Party and NDA . Supported by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and other leaders of the NDA, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal moved a resolution to elect PM Modi as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance.

“Narendra Modi is elected the leader of the parliamentary party of 353 MPs unanimously,” BJP president Amit Shah announced after the election as Modi acknowledged the support and cheers from MPs.President Kovind dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect today after Modi tendered his resignation along with that of his Council of Ministers. The President accepted the resignation and asked Modi and the Council of Ministers to continue till the new government assumes office.

There is speculation over the possibility of several new faces from states like West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana making it to the next Modi Cabinet.

Arun Jaitley and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj are having health issues, therefore there have been talks they will not be a part of the new dispensation or not. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to continue with a key role in the new government.

Smriti Irani is likely to be rewarded with an important responsibility after the Amethi victory.

Modi visited Advani’s home and touched the feet of the party veteran before holding a brief interaction. Advani had congratulated Modi for his “unprecedented victory” and had hailed Shah for an “enormous effort” in taking the party’s message to the voters.

Modi later tweeted, “Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people.”

Narendra Modi’s advice to NDA MPs

Narendra Modi said the minorities of the country have for years been betrayed for political interests. “We have to regain trust of all,” he said. “We are for the ones who votes for us and we are also for the ones who did not vote for us.”

“We are for those who trusted us and also for those whose trust we have to win over,” Modi to NDA MPs

“Akhbaar ke pannon se koi mantri nahi banta (No one becomes a minister from the pages of a newspaper),” Modi said.

“The names media is floating for new cabinet posts are designed to create divisions. Don’t believe them. I do not discriminate among my MPs and don’t favour anyone,” Narendra Modi.

Think before you speak, check facts: PM Modi to new NDA MPs
Narendra Modi cautioned newly elected MPs of the NDA and said they should conduct themselves responsibly while speaking in public. He said MPs should restrain themselves from giving unnecessary comments. “The media will approach you with various baits. There is nothing called off-the-record conversations. Be cautious. Check facts before commenting on anything,” he said.

NARA stands for National Ambition Regional Aspirations: Modi
In his address to the NDA Parliamentary Board, Narendra Modi said for India’s development it is important that regional aspirations and national ambition need to be respected. “The word slogan, ‘nara’ in Hindi, itself stands for ‘National Ambition and Regional Aspirations’,” he said.

Speaking about the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi said, “These elections were pro-incumbency. This pro-incumbency wave is tied with the thread of trust…The trust was not only between people and govt but also among people themselves. This gave birth to that trust.”

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