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Narendra Modi set to take oath as Indian Prime Minister for the 3rd time on June 8

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came first but lost its majority in parliament.

Narendra Modi is set to take oath as Indian Prime Minister for the 3rd time on June 8.

The incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a third term while the opposition also made rather surprising gains in the country’s general elections.

The 2024 general elections saw Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lose its outright majority in the parliament. 

However, on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would form the next government for the third term.

Modi needs the support of allies after his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fell short of the majority mark for the first time since 2014.

The BJP secured 240 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower House of the parliament, in a major electoral setback as the poll survey had projected the Hindu nationalist party to win by a bigger majority.

Indian General Elections 2024

The 2024 Indian general election, one of the largest democratic exercises in the world, has been held over seven phases from April 19 to June 1, 2024.

The election aimed to fill all 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament. With over 968 million eligible voters, the election saw significant participation, including the highest-ever turnout of women voters, amounting to 312 million participants

The incumbent Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, running for a third term, led his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Despite the BJP securing a substantial number of seats, it lost its outright majority.

The opposition coalition, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), which includes 26 opposition parties with the Indian National Congress (INC) as a major component, made significant gains.

The INDIA coalition secured 234 seats, while the BJP-led NDA secured 303 seats.


Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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