Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India.
He requested Mr.Modi to i.) advise him about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers, and ii.) indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mr 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.
Earlier in the day, a delegation of the National Democratic Alliance led by Amit Shah, President, BJP, and comprising Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thackeray,Nitin Gadkari, K. Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A letter stating that Mr.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.