Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister Modi takes oath for a third term

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath of office for a third consecutive term. At an oath-taking ceremony attended by Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP party and leaders of its coalition partners, the 73-year-old was sworn in for another five years. According to reports in newspapers, Modi is lying India Time The members of his new cabinet also took the oath of office.

In India's elections, more than 968 million people were called to vote over the six weeks leading up to June 1.

Modi rules the country as head of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition. BPJ failed to gain an absolute majority in parliamentary elections for the first time in ten years. The party has 240 parliamentary seats, compared with 303 seats in 2019. Experts look specifically at unemployment India as the reason for the BJP's poor performance. BPJ now relies on coalition partners to form a government. The Congress party, which is considered the main opposition party, was able to achieve almost double the vote share compared to the 2019 election. It received 99 seats.

The BJP needs to find a coalition partner to govern

Apart from the BJP, the dominant coalition parties are the Janata Dal (United) and the Telugu Land Party (TDP). The latter is a regional party in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Janata Dal (United) will rely on a “broader consensus” than Modi's previous style of authoritarian politics, a Janata Dal (United) spokesperson told Indian media. Additionally, the Janata Dal (United), as part of the ruling coalition, will not allow the government's campaign against Muslims and other minorities, he said.

With his third term in office, Modi is the founder of the country Jawaharlal Nehru The second Indian Prime Minister to remain head of government for a third term.

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