‘na hum hare the, na hare hai’: PM Modi ready to form government for 3rd term



India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media after his meeting with President Droupadi Murmu, to stake claim to form the new government at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2024. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, on June 7, 2024, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a new government on June 9. This follows the earlier ceremonial resignation of the previous government, as required by law, and PM Modi meeting with President Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan June 7, for staking the claim to form a new government as leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures, at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2024. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

After the Bharatiya Janata Party won the most seats for the Lok Sabha in the June 4, 2024, vote-count, and secured renewed support from other parties in the National Democratic Alliance June 7, Prime Minister Narendra is going through the process involved in forming the new government, and negotiations are on within the NDA for various posts.

According to the Election Commission of India, the BJP won 240 seats, lower than its 2019 tally of 303. The opposition Congress registered a strong improvement, winning 99 seats. While the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 292 seats, however, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc crossed the 230 mark, posing a strengthened opposition.

Modi will lead the third successive NDA government as Prime Minister, after being sworn in on Jan. 9. “I want to assure the people of the country that in the 18th Lok Sabha (lower house) also…we will work with the same pace, same commitment to fulfil aspirations of the people,” he told reporters outside the president’s palace, according to a Reuters report.

Before meeting the President, Modi met former President Ram Nath Kovind, veteran BJP leaders Bharat Ratna Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi at their respective residences, noted ANI, as well as Modi’s twitter account.

Modi paying respect to the Indian Constitution. PHOTO: X @narendramodi

In the meeting of NDA allies held at Samvidhan Sadan June 7, Modi was welcomed with chants of ‘Modi Modi’. On arriving, the Prime Minister touched the copy of the Constitution with his forehead in a sign of respect.

“It is with utmost humility that I accept the responsibility of leading the NDA to yet another term of development-oriented governance. I am grateful to our fellow NDA allies and MPs for their trust in me,” Modi posted on Twitter along with the pictures of the party supporters greeting him with applause as he arrived.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A), held a meeting June 7, with state party leaders and workers in Bengaluru, where Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar were also present.

This comes after the declaration of the Lok Sabha poll results in which the Congress party increased its tally from previous elections by bagging 99 seats against 52 in the 2019 elections.

Speaking about Gandhi’s address to the party workers, leader H.K. Patil told ANI, “The message was loud and clear that we should strengthen the party.”

According to a Reuters report, “Key NDA leaders – whose support has wavered in the past as they hopped in and out of alliances – praised Modi and expressed confidence in his leadership.” “I am confident that whatever is left he will now complete it. We will be with him at every step,” Reuters quoted Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the eastern state of Bihar, saying. His Janata Dal is the third largest in the NDA with 12 lawmakers.

PM Modi being greeted at the NDA meeting June 7, 2024. PHOTO: X @narendramodi

During his meeting with partners June 7, Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA knows how to digest victory without mocking the defeated.

“They (Opposition) tried to keep us in the shade of defeat. But this never works. All citizens know that ‘na hum hare the, na hare hai’ . But our behaviour after the June 4th shows our identity that we know how to digest victory. Our values are such that we do not get over-excited in the lap of victory and neither do we have the values of mocking the defeated. We protect the victorious and we do not have the intention of mocking the defeated. These are our values,” Modi said.

“You can ask any child whose government was in power before the Lok Sabha Elections. He will say NDA. Then ask him who formed the government after 2024, and he will say NDA… ‘Pehle bhi NDA thi, aaj bhi NDA hai, aur kal bhi NDA hai’…Even after 10 years, Congress could not touch the figure of 100 seats,” he said.

PM Modi claimed that the country trusts only the NDA and added, “When there is such unwavering trust and confidence it is natural that the country’s expectations will also increase and I consider this good.”

Leaders of the NDA allies garlanded Modi, who also said that in terms of numbers in the history of coalitions, this is the strongest coalition government.
PM Modi also vowed to continue his efforts towards consensus as he called the NDA the most successful alliance.

“The NDA government has given good governance to the country and in a way, just saying NDA becomes synonymous with good governance. Poor welfare and good governance have been paramount in the focus of all of us,” PM Modi said.



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