Business Standard

Modi to take oath as PM on May 26

NDA leaders led by Advani meet President, convey support to Modi-led govt

Related News

Narendra Modi, who was formally elected the leader of the parliamentary party and the NDA, will take oath as Prime Minister on May 26, BJP chief said today.

NDA leaders led by L K Advani met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey support to the Narendra Modi-led government. (Watch Video)

Singh said BJP had support letters of 10 allies of the NDA which includes 335 MPs.

Watch Video | NDA will work for poor, not for position: Narendra Modi

Earlier today, Modi's name was proposed by BJP veteran L K Advani and seconded by top BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, among others. 

"I will try to live up to expectations of people; will present report card to people in 2019," Modi said after being elected the leader. 

Meanwhile, many rivals and fence-sitters, both within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and outside, made a beeline for Modi to either extend a hand of friendship or indicate their surrender to his leadership.

Modi spent Sunday and Monday deciding on the contours of his Cabinet. A dozen of the Cabinet ministers are likely to be sworn in along with him later this week. Modi and his advisors have been trying to get the regional, caste, religion and gender balance of the Cabinet right so that it reflects a pan-Indian picture.

Modi, going by his years as Gujarat CM, is likely to keep his Cabinet lean. The 91st amendment to the Constitution, enacted in 2003, warrants the total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister or Chief Minister, in the council of ministers doesn’t exceed 15 per cent of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha or a Vidhan Sabha.

Modi’s cabinet in Gujarat had 17 ministers in a House of 180, that is barely 10 per cent. The outgoing UPA government’s council of minister was filled to the brim with 71 ministers. The need to accommodate allies, the Shiv Sena, Lok Janshakti Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal and other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Cabinet, however, is unlikely to give Modi the space to keep his council of ministers as lean as in Gujarat.

Read more on:   
|
|
|
|
|
|
|

Read More

Congress rejects Sonia, Rahul's offer to resign over poll debacle

After the party's humiliating defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi offered on ...

Recommended for you

Advertisements

Columnists Rss icon

Kishan S Rana & Hemant Krishan Singh

Kishan S Rana & Hemant Krishan Singh: Evaluating Barack Obama's landmark visit
Kishan S Rana & Hemant Krishan Singh

Two former Indian diplomats provide two different viewpoints on how the president's recent official trip moved India-US relations forward

Aditi Phadnis

Aditi Phadnis: Haryana still waiting for promised 'grand plans'
Aditi Phadnis

When it comes to initiatives taken by the new government, they can be counted on two fingers

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Wake up, B-schools

Indian management institutions not striving for excellence

Forward on disinvestment

But bunching up of stake sales not helpful

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
@srikantasingh Thank you for your good wishes
@milinddeora
@AllIndiaBakchod congrats well done!
@digvijaya_28
@kiran_pattar Only the name! It's task remains the same. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan has become Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan !
@thekiranbedi
RT @BJP4India: आज, 1 फ़रवरी को श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी दोपहर 2 बजे DDA ग्राउंड, सेक्टर 14, द्वारका में जनसभा को संबोधित करेंगे। #Vote4BJP http:/…
@ajaymaken
As CM, Modi opposed 7th Pay Commission for the Govt Employees in 2013, says Ajay Maken http://t.co/6V3XYBn5VK shared with #eRBook
@MPNaveenJindal
RT @samirsaran: Wonder which section of Indian law would hold these 9 ISIS volunteers accountable? Must rethink how to respond to terror sy…
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
With the Gujarat&Kerala teams at NationalGames Tennis inTvm (girl w/shoulder bag is India#1 Ankita Raina of Gujarat) http://t.co/U0f59aksTZ
@Swamy39
@nidhirajneesh : MG left early 1948. Thst?What other did to rectify ?
@narendramodi
Great atmosphere at the Delhi rally. Urged people to vote for stability & elect a BJP Govt. with a complete majority. http://t.co/IBNULzmtdf
@abdullah_omar
Somewhere someone in Justice Katju Sb's family is holding their head going "why dear God, WHY??"
@varungandhi80
Was asked to meet Dr Tharoor for External Affairs Committee agenda for next session. Was there for ten minutes and left.
@ArvindKejriwal
I am grateful to Kiran Bedi ji for sparing my family and kids out of BJP's ads today
@PMOIndia
On 26th January all of you enhanced the pride of India: PM @narendramodi at the NCC rally
@rajeev_mp
RT @bibekdebroy: Biometric attendance: Defence Ministry officials top defaulter list http://t.co/tenMkt2Gb1
@quizderek
"The Chinese media love reporting about corruption and sex scandals" Leader of Chinese deleg to St. Xaviers students http://t.co/IAbwYPLCEe
@
India committed to 'early settlement' of boundary issue: @SushmaSwaraj http://t.co/WY1gix583S
@SushmaSwaraj
Beijing via Kunming. On official visit to China Stop over in Kunming http://t.co/UGvAuhumXf
@arunjaitley
Congrats! to the team of scientists and engineers for successfully test firing Agni-5, the nuclear capable missile and making India proud.
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
Beautiful video on #SwachhBharat . Let us follow the message. https://t.co/wrRLW62XEP
@nitin_gadkari
बुनियादी विकास से पिछड़े नक्सल प्रभावित राज्यों को विकास की मुख्य धारा में लाना एन डी ए सरकार की प्राथमिकता है।
@DVSBJP
Cartoonist ,Illustrator,Humorist India's face of Common man R.K.Lakshman...RIP
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
BJP asks 5 questions to Arvind Kejriwal & AAP : #BJPAsksKejriwal : 31-Jan-2015 http://t.co/HtfNBb4CBX via @YouTube http://t.co/ACQDUw76MH
@smritiirani
@shashidigital my condolences
@drharshvardhan
Modi delivered killer punch @rally today without mentioning AAP& its leader even once. That's clean politics. Achhe Din! Thank you Delhi
@Gen_VKSingh
Met with @CMOfficeUP @yadavakhilesh & discussed issues of development in #Ghaziabad.CM promised support from his end. http://t.co/hdpM8ELpfE
@Rao_InderjitS
RT @NeetuGarg6: PM @narendramodi , Def Min @manoharparrikar & MoS @Rao_InderjitS pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi http://t.co/OfSu22pO7t
@nsitharaman
RT @nikhil5706: @nsitharaman AAP recruiting volunteers fm Pakistan,Bangladesh,Iran,Iraq&Saudi . Isnt it equivalent 2 #TraitorGeelani http:…
@RSSorg
from such nefarious activities immediately, failing the RSS would be constrained to consider other course of action: Dr M Vaidya (n/n)

Back to Top