PM Narendra Modi likely to be sworn in for second term on May 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, sources said Friday.

The Prime Minister has already received congratulatory messages and telephone calls from leaders across the world, including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron.

In 2014, Modi had invited the heads of governments of all the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries for his swearing-in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Modi is to visit Varanasi before being sworn-in for his second term, to thank the people of the parliamentary constituency from where he has been elected for the second time with a huge margin of 4,75,754 votes.

In 2014, Modi won from Varanasi by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes. He is also to visit Gandhinagar to take blessings of his mother.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi has met with the President and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers. The President has accepted the resignation and has requested Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers to continue till the new Government assumes office, as displayed by the official twitter handle of the President of India.

The Union Cabinet passed the resolution to dissolve to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha.

According to the results displayed by the Election Commission of India, BJP won 303 seats out of 542, witnessing a landslide win. Congress was contained at 52 seats.

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