President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India. President requested Narendra Modi to advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
PM Narendra Modi was formally intimated when he called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan in his capacity as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, which has majority support in the House of the People following the general election to the 17th Lok Sabha. Prime Minister said that the new Government will leave no stone unturned to meet the expectations of the People of India
Earlier in the evening, a delegation of the National Democratic Alliance led by BJP President Amit Shah, and comprising 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 Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A letter stating that Narendra Modi has been elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party was handed over to the President. Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.