President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Narendra Modi Prime Minister after NDA chose him

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, not long after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Ram Nath Kovind also requested the PM 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 that is to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential palace).

Mr. Modi was formally intimated when he called on the president at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in his capacity as the 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, the Rashtrapati Bhavan communique read.

Mr. Modi was accompanied 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 to stake claim to form government.

The president appointed Mr. Modi as the caretaker prime minister until he forms government next week. The swearing in ceremony will most likely be held on the 30th of May.