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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

President appoints Shri Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, Oath taking ceremony on May 26

A delegation of 15 members of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Shri Rajnath Singh, President, Bharatiya Janata Party met the President at 1430 hrs. today (May 20, 2014). The other members of the delegation were Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Ananth Kumar, Shri Thavar Chand Gehlot, Shri Prakash Singh Badal, Shri Chandra Babu Naidu, Shri Uddhav Thakrey, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Shri Neiphu Rio and Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal. A letter stating that Shri Narendra Modi has been elected as Leader of BJP Parliamentary Party was handed over to the President. 

Shri Narendra Modi, Leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, called on the President at 1515 hrs. today (May 20, 2014). As Shri Narendra Modi has been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party and BJP has the majority support in the House of the People, the President appointed Shri Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India and requested him to advise the names of others to be appointed Members of the Council of Ministers. 

The President will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy on May 26, 2014 at 1800 hrs. at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 


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