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President, Ram Nath Kovind appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India

Newdelhi:27/5/19: Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind,  appointed Shri Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India. He requested Shri 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

Shri Modi was formally intimated when he called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan today 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 Shri Amit Shah, President, BJP, and comprising Shri Prakash Singh Badal, Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Nitish Kumar, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Smt Sushma Swaraj, Shri Uddhav Thakeray, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri K. Palaniswami, Shri Conrad Sangma and Shri Neiphiu Rio, called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

A letter stating that Shri 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.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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