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Modi stakes claim to form government, swearing-in likely on May 30

PM Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind and staked claim to form the government. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi May 25, 2019, 09.05 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday to stake claim to form the government. 

An NDA delegation led by BJP President Amit Shah handed over a letter to the President stating that Narendra Modi had been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party. 

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Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.

The delegation also comprised Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thakeray, Nitin Gadkari, K. Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on president.  

Rashtrapati Bhavan said exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, President appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India. 

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The President also requested Modi to advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and to indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Watch: NDA Elects Narendra Modi as its Parliamentary Party Leader

The swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place on May 30.

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An NDA delegation, led by BJP President Amit Shah handed over to the President a letter stating that Narendra Modi had been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.