NDA leaders formally announce PM Modi as leader for third term

| Updated: 06 June, 2024 2:15 pm IST
NDA 21 top leaders which were present in the meeting

NEW DELHI: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has ended speculation by officially announcing Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister for a third term. The decision was made during a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s residence on Wednesday, June 5.

This meeting took place a day after the Lok Sabha election results were announced on Tuesday, June 4. According to the results, the BJP-led NDA secured 292 seats, with the BJP itself winning 240 seats, falling short of their ‘400 Paar’ goal.

Modi was elected as their leader in a resolution passed on the same day per which, Modi is set to repeat the post for the third term on June 8. He will be the first leader after Jawaharlal Nehru to hold the position for a third term.

The meeting was attended by the senior leaders across the coalition, including TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, LJP(R) leader Chirag Paswan, and NCP leader Praful Patel.

In their resolution, the NDA leaders reaffirmed their commitment to serving the poor, women, youth, farmers, and other marginalized sections of society. The resolution further said, “We all take pride in the fact that the 2024 Lok Sabha elections were fought and won by the NDA under the esteemed leadership of Mr Narendra Modi. All of us NDA leaders unanimously choose the esteemed Mr. Narendra Modi as our leader.”

The NDA leaders also expressed their pride in having fought and won the 2024 Lok Sabha elections unitedly under Modi’s leadership.

Later, the NDA will meet President Droupadi Murmu to formally stake their claim to form the government under Modi’s leadership. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi and his Council of Ministers tendered their resignations to President Murmu, who accepted them and requested that they continue until the new government assumes office.

On the other hand, a meeting of the opposition coalition, the INDIA bloc, also took place in Delhi on Wednesday evening.

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