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PM Modi Meets President Murmu, Stakes Claim To Form Government; Swearing-In Ceremony On 9 June

Kuldeep Negi

Jun 07, 2024, 06:40 PM | Updated 06:43 PM IST

PM Modi
PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (7 June) and staked claim to form the government for third consecutive time.

PM Modi is likely to be sworn-in as Prime Minister on Sunday (9 June) at 6 pm in the evening.

PM Modi's meeting with the President comes after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) proposed the name of PM Modi as the leader of the its Parliamentary party and the alliance’s Leader of the Lok Sabha.

The BJP won 240 seats in the Lok Sabha elections while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 293 seats and crossed the majority mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

Ahead of his visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, PM Modi also visited party stalwarts L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi at their respective residences.

Addressing the NDA Parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi said that empowering poor and middle class will be his government's top priority.

"Today, the middle class has emerged as a driving force in Bharat's growth story. We will continue to ensure welfare of our people, and will continue to deliver 'quality of life' to all," he said.

During the meeting, 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.

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

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

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