President Kovind asks Modi to decide council of ministers, date of swearing-in ceremony

25 May 2019 10:12 PM

President Kovind asks Modi to decide council of ministers, date of swearing-in ceremony

Updated 25 May 2019 10:12 PM

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered resignation of his Council of Ministers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday invited him to form the next government.

"Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution, the President on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India," a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said. 

The President also asked Modi to intimate 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 to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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