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President Murmu invites PM Modi to form a new government; swearing-In tomorrow

President Droupadi Murmu has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a new government at the Centre. The swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow at 7:15 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Yesterday PM Modi met with the President and claimed the right to form the government. Earlier, a delegation from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by BJP President JP Nadda, submitted a letter to the President confirming that Mr. Modi had been chosen as the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. Letters of support from other NDA parties were also presented.

Speaking at Rashtrapati Bhavan, PM Modi expressed confidence in forming a strong, stable, and growth-focused government. He mentioned that the President has appointed him as Prime Minister-designate and they agreed on the swearing-in ceremony timing. He assured that the list of the new Council of Ministers would be handed over to the President soon.

PM Modi emphasized that the NDA government will work towards fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people. He promised a stable government that will benefit India’s economy and its youth, and is committed to rapid national development.

Rashtrapati Bhavan announced on social media that the President appointed PM Modi as Prime Minister under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution. She requested him to advise on the names for the Union Council of Ministers and confirm the date and time of the swearing-in ceremony.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi was unanimously elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party during a meeting at the old Parliament building. Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh proposed to Modi’s name, which was supported by other NDA allies.

Several key NDA leaders, including TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, endorsed Mr. Modi’s leadership. They praised the significant progress made under his leadership and expressed their commitment to working together in the new term.

In his address, PM Modi highlighted the NDA’s commitment to good governance and development, aiming for minimal interference in citizens’ lives. He noted the NDA’s success in forming the government in 22 states and promised to continue focusing on quality of life and development in the coming year.

He also criticized the opposition for their allegations of EVM rigging and misleading promises during the election campaign. BJP President JP Nadda praised the party’s success in the recent elections, especially in states like Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers from various states attended the meeting, showing their support for PM Modi’s leadership.

The swearing-in ceremony is set for tomorrow evening.

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