Modi Takes Oath For Third Consecutive Term as NDA Forms Govt


Along with Modi, 72 other leaders took oath as Union ministers in the new Cabinet

NEW DELHI — Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive time at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday, June 9.

Along with Modi, 72 other leaders took oath as members of the new Cabinet, reported Siasat Daily.

This time Modi will head the NDA coalition government after BJP enjoyed full majority in the previous two tenures. Prime Minister Modi, 73, will be the second leader to be sworn in as PM for three consecutive terms, matching the feat with Jawaharlal Nehru, who won 1952, 1967, and 1962 elections.

Along with Modi, senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah also took oath as cabinet ministers, while party president J P Nadda returned to the cabinet after five years, indicating the Prime Minister’s focus on continuity and experience in his third term.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to them.

Modi, 73, first became prime minister in 2014 and then returned to office in 2019.

He was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Varanasi.

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