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PM Modi Bows Before Constitution Ahead Of Key NDA Meet At Old Parliament Building

Kuldeep Negi

Jun 07, 2024, 01:27 PM | Updated 01:27 PM IST

PM Modi
PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (7 June) attended the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary party meeting.

As he arrived for the meeting at the Central hall of the old Parliament building in New Delhi, PM Modi respectfully touched the Constitution of India with his forehead and then bowed before it with folded hands.

This gesture comes as PM Modi, over the past ten years that he has been in the office, has said multiple times that the Constitution is the holy book for his government.

However, during the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition had attacked the BJP's '400 paar' campaign, saying the PM Modi-led Central government wants to change the Constitution to abolish reservations.

PM Modi attempted to repeatedly counter this claim by the Opposition throughout his Lok Sabha election campaign.

During the NDA Parliamentary party meeting on Friday (7 June), key members of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a third consecutive term.

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and JDU's Nitish Kumar publicly accepted the proposal to elect Modi as the alliance's prime ministerial candidate.

"Today India is having a right leader at the right time. We are very confident under his leadership India will become the 1st or 2nd largest economy in the next 5 years," Naidu said at the NDA meet, NDTV reported.

Nitish Kumar, in his speech, hit out at the Opposition INDI alliance and said that his party will be with PM Modi at all times.

"Opposition bloc has not done any work for country, I will be with PM Modi at all times. All the pending works of Bihar will be done. It is a very good thing that all of us have come together and we will all work together with you (PM Modi)," Kumar said.

The NDA bagged 293 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, marking a significant victory.

Unlike the BJP's performance in the last two terms, the party secured only 240 seats, falling short of the 272 needed for a majority government.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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