|PM Modi blessed by his mother Hiraben on Sunday. Picture courtesy ANI|
NEW DELHI: NDA leader Narendra Modi has been named as the next Prime Minister by President Ram Nath Kovind. The new team of Union Council of Ministers will take the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday evening, when dignitaries from around the world are expected to be present. President Kovind made the announcement here on Sunday evening.
The President announced via twitter, “The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers at 7pm on May 30, 2019, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Prime Minister Modi, who addressed a huge rally in Gujarat and met his mother Hiraben in Raisan village near Gandhinagar and took her blessings. The PM would travel to Varanasi to pay his obeisance there.
Modi told the rally that he will use the next five years to regain India’s rightful position in the comity of nations. It will be an important period, like the time between 1942 and 1947,” the PM said.
Said the PM: “I am back here to the land that has nurtured me. I am here for darshan of the people. Their blessings have been very special to me. It is from the BJP office in Khanpur that I learned the sanskar of the Sanghatan (RSS). The coming five years, I will work to solve the problems of the common man. IHN-NN
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