PM Modi Likely To Take Oath On May 30, Tenders Resignation To President

President Kovind accepted Narendra Modi's resignation and requested him and his council of ministers to continue till the new government assumes office Photo courtesy: @narendramodi
President Kovind accepted Narendra Modi's resignation and requested him and his council of ministers to continue till the new government assumes office Photo courtesy: @narendramodi
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Guwahati, May 25, 2019

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) emerged as the true blue winner in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi on May 24th, 2019 met President Ram Nath Kovind and tendered his resignation along with his council of ministers in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

President Kovind accepted Modi’s resignation and requested him and his council of ministers to continue till the new government assumes office. The President had also hosted a dinner party for the outgoing ministers.

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After meeting the President, the PM chaired the last meeting with his council of ministers where a resolution was taken to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha was passed.

Preparations begin

The NDA parliamentary party along with the newly elected MPs of the BJP and its allies will hold a meeting on May 25th, 2019 in the Central Hall of Parliament which will be addressed by Modi after which he will meet President Kovind to stake claim to form the next government.

Meanwhile, the process to form the cabinet has already begun where the top leaders of the party and Rashtriya Swayam Sevak have already come up with the first list of probabilities.

Speculations are flying that some new ministers will join the cabinet while some of them might not get the second term. There is no indication that party chief Amit Shah will leave the post or not.

Guest list

68-year-old Modi who is all set to take charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India is likely to take oath on May 30th, 2019, as per reports. Meanwhile, there is no update who will be the guest list this year in the oath-taking ceremony.

In 2014 PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony was witnessed by leaders of SAARC countries including, Pakistan’s the then Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff.

It may be mentioned, the BJP won a total of 351 seats in the 542-seat Lok Sabha this year. In Assam, the party surpassed the 2014 tally and registered the highest-ever tally in the state of Assam by winning nine out of the 14 seats. Congress clinched three and one seat each went to the AIUDF and to an Independent candidate in Assam.