Narendra Modi Set to Take Oath for Historic Third Term

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi will take oath for a third term on Sunday, matching Jawaharlal Nehru's record. The BJP, led by senior leaders Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, is finalizing ministerial appointments among allies. The focus includes key ministries and upcoming elections in Maharashtra and Bihar.

PTI | मेदिनीनगर | Updated: 08-06-2024 20:46 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 20:46 IST
Narendra Modi Set to Take Oath for Historic Third Term
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New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is poised to take the oath of office for an unprecedented third consecutive term this Sunday, equalling the historical feat of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Ongoing negotiations are vibrant within the BJP's leadership circle, involving key party figures like Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and president J P Nadda. Discussions with allies such as TDP's N Chandrababu Naidu, JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar, and Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde aim to finalize the distribution of cabinet positions in the new government.

Crucial portfolios, particularly in home, finance, defense, and external affairs, are expected to remain with the BJP, while allies might receive five to eight cabinet berths. Upcoming state elections in Maharashtra and Bihar and organizational shifts within the BJP add layers of complexity to the government formation process.

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