NDA elects Modi as PM, head of coalition and Leader of the House in Lok Sabha


New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu appointed Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India after a delegation of leaders from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) submitted letters of support in his favour on Friday. The alliance had earlier unanimously chosen him for the post of Prime Minister, head of the grouping and leader of the house in the Lok Sabha through a resolution passed at the parliamentary party meeting.In a press communique, Rashtrapati Bhavan said, “The President, having satisfied herself on the basis of the various letters of support received that the BJP-led NDA alliance, which is also the largest pre-election alliance, is in a position to command majority support of the newly constituted 18th Lok Sabha and to form a stable government, appointed Shri Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India exercising powers vested in her under Article 75(1) of the Constitution of India.”

She sought his suggestion for a suitable date for the swearing-in ceremony, which has now been officially scheduled for the evening of June 9.

After meeting the President, Modi said, “I assure the people of India that in the 18th Lok Sabha we will work with the same speed, dedication to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the country. All NDA partners have chosen me for this role (of Prime Minister)… The President has given me the appointment letter and asked me to give names for the council of ministers.”

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  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Tamil Nadu
  • West Bengal
  • Bihar
  • Karnataka
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi
  • Other States

This process is a continuation of the governments that were formed in 2014 and 2019, Modi said, adding that his experience of the last decade—two Prime Ministerial terms–will make efforts easier in the next five years.Earlier, at the NDA parliamentary party meeting, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh moved a resolution stating that Modi was the most suitable candidate for the post of Prime Minister, head of the NDA and leader of the house in the Lok Sabha.“Modi’s dedication and commitment is being praised and acknowledged by the whole world,” Singh said. “This is the first time since 1962 that a Prime Minister has been elected for the third consecutive term. NDA, which was formed during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s time, has also grown under him. An alliance is not our compulsion but our commitment. Along with its own development, India today has the capability to provide leadership to the world. There cannot be a better name than Modi.”Former BJP presidents Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari seconded the motion while NDA partners N Chandrababu Naidu (TDP), Nitish Kumar (JDU), Eknath Shinde (SHS), Ajit Pawar (NCP), HD Kumaraswamy (JDS), Jitan Ram Manjhi (HAM-S), Chirag Paswan (LJP-RV), Anupriya Patel (AD-S) and Pawan Kalyan (JSP) endorsed the resolution.

In his speech at the NDA meeting, Modi said he would work for unanimity in all government decisions. He said the alliance was committed to the principle of “Sarv pantha sambhava (all sects are equal).”

Modi was effusive in his praise for the NDA during his xx-minute address.

“This is the most successful alliance in the history of our country,” he said. “It has completed three successful terms and is now entering its fourth. The NDA is not a grouping of parties that have come together to get power, it is committed to the principle of nation first.”

Modi said cracks have already started appearing in the opposition INDIA grouping. This only reveals their thirst for power, he said.

The NDA stands for “New India, developed India, aspirational India,” he said.

The coalition partners showered praise on Modi, applauding his contribution. Naidu said that under Modi, India had become a global powerhouse.

“India today has the right leader at the right time. If we miss (the opportunity) now, we will miss forever… We will soon become a zero-poverty nation,” he said.

Nitish Kumar expressed full confidence that the work that remains to be done–including defeating opponents in the seats they have won–will be completed in the next five years.

“We will move ahead together. In fact, the sooner you take oath the better so that this work can start,” he said. Kumar touched Modi’s feet after his speech.

Shinde described NDA as a “Fevicol ka jod” that will never break.

Modi embraced Paswan after the latter sought his blessings.

Kalyan said India will never bow down as long as Modi is Prime Minister.

After the NDA meeting, Modi visited BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. He also met ex-president Ram Nath Kovind.

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