PM Modi resigns, set to begin third term

Following this victory, PM Modi met with President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to tender his resignation and that of his cabinet. However, he was requested to continue in his role until the swearing-in ceremony.

| Updated: 05 June, 2024 4:15 pm IST

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi submitted his resignation to President Draoupadi Murmu on 5th June. Prime Minister Modi secured his Lok Sabha seat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, defeating Congress’ Ajay Rai by a margin of less than 1.5 lakh votes, marking his third consecutive term as the MP from the historic town.

Following this victory, PM Modi met with President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to tender his resignation and that of his cabinet. However, he was requested to continue in his role until the swearing-in ceremony.

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His re-election solidifies his status as the first three-term leader of the country since Jawaharlal Nehru. The Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Mr. Modi, secured 240 seats in this election, falling 32 seats short of the 272-majority mark. To form the government for a third term, the party will rely on the support of the 53 seats won by members of the party-led National Democratic Alliance.

Modi is expected to be sworn in for a third time on Sunday, on June 9 at 6 pm as per the sources, after his party and its allies won a lot of seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The rest of the government is also likely to be sworn in on the same day. The PM recommended the dissolution of 17th Lok Sabha as it was going to end on June 16. The resignation of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers is accepted as per the provisions of the Indian Constitution to facilitate the formation of a new government in office.

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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Janata Dal-United (JDU), potential “kingmakers,” have given their approval for the formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and the swearing-in ceremony of Modi. The TDP and JDU are expected to formally submit letters of support to the BJP during the alliance’s meeting later on Wednesday, 5th June.

According to media sources, the meeting of the newly elected MPs of the NDA, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will take place on June 7 in the national capital. The discussions will focus on the NDA’s government formation, as reported.

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