Narendra Modi swearing in ceremony date, time and guest-list: PM likely to be sworn in on May 30

by Madhvi Bansal
Narendra Modi

While the election results have been announced and Modi has emerged as a clear winner of the Lok Sabha General Elections 2019, there has been no official communication from the side of the BJP regarding when the PM will be sworn in. However, if rumors can be believed, it is now being said that the swearing in ceremony has been scheduled for the 30th of May. 

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President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath for the PM and other Ministers

The President of India along with the Chief Justice of the country will be administering the oath for the Prime Minister as well as the Cabinet Ministers, the whole list of which is yet to be announced. However, there are a lot of rumors flying around that there shall be many notable changes to the Cabinet including the inclusion of Party President Amit Shah into a key Ministry. However, so far there has been no official intimation on the matter. 

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All major Heads of States are expected to be present

When Modi was sworn in in 2014, it was a major event and several SAARC countries’ presidents/heads of states were present, including Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, it is unclear this time whether Modi will choose a lavish ceremony again or keep it simple. 

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Modi is the third Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to win a second term in office with a full majority in the Lok Sabha. In the 2019 elections, the BJP and consequently the NDA performed even better than the previous elections, with the BJP alone winning 300 seats, 18 more than the required 272 mark for attaining majority in the house. A lot is being said about Modi’s rule; especially considering that he is the first Prime Minister is over a decade to be elected with a full majority without the need of any coalitions. Hence, he may choose to rub this in the face of his opponents by opting for a lavish ceremony, or not. The decision is yet to be made.