Narendra Modi Set for Historic Third Term Amid Coalitional Deliberations

Narendra Modi is poised to take oath for a third term as Prime Minister, mirroring Jawaharlal Nehru’s record. Top BJP leaders are negotiating with allies to allocate cabinet positions. Major ministries are likely to stay within the BJP, while allies may receive 5-8 berths. Regional focus on Maharashtra and Bihar influence these discussions.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 08-06-2024 20:48 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 20:48 IST
Narendra Modi Set for Historic Third Term Amid Coalitional Deliberations
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Narendra Modi is set to make history by taking the oath of office for a third consecutive term on Sunday, equaling Jawaharlal Nehru's record. This ceremony will take place at 7:15 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

High-level discussions are ongoing among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies about the distribution of cabinet positions in the new government. Senior BJP figures such as Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, alongside party president J P Nadda, are consulting with allies like N Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party, Nitish Kumar of JD(U), and Eknath Shinde of Shiv Sena to finalize representation.

Heavyweight portfolios including home, finance, defense, and external affairs are expected to stay within the BJP, with allies potentially getting five to eight cabinet berths. There's heightened focus on regional dynamics, especially Maharashtra and Bihar, where the BJP's recent performance has been less than stellar, influencing the final ministerial selections.

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