PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony for second term likely on May 30
GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to swear-in for a second term in office on May 30.
According to reports, before his swearing-in, Modi plans to visit Varanasi to thank the people of the constituency from where he has been elected for the second time with a margin of 4,75,754 votes.
It should be mentioned that some of the world leaders could be invited for the swearing-in ceremony, making it an even bigger event than the one held in 2014 when heads of SAARC countries were invited for the occasion.
Modi polled a total of 6,69,602 votes while his nearest rivals, Shalini Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Ajay Rai of Congress got 1,93,848 and 1,51,800 votes, respectively.
It is to be mentioned that PM Modi was unanimously elected leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Saturday at a meeting attended by its newly elected MPs and senior leaders in the Parliament's Central Hall, Delhi.
Top alliance leaders, including JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray and Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal, extended their party's support after Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party at first.
"Modi is elected the leader of the parliamentary party of 353 MPs unanimously," BJP president Amit Shah announced after the election as Modi acknowledged the support and cheers from MPs.
Addressing the gathering, Narendra Modi thanked the leaders of NDA for electing him as their leader and said, “I am one among you and I am not superior. Together we shall move forward and take India higher and higher in the scale of development.”
Modi will now call on President Ram Nath Kovind to stake his claim to form the government, following which he will be sworn in as the next prime minister, likely next week.