PM Modi, who first took an oath to Prime Minister’s Office on May 26, 2014, has also become the fourth longest-serving Indian prime minister
New Delhi, August 13:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the longest-serving non-Congress prime minister in India. PM Modi has surpassed BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee who served 2,268 days in Prime Minister’s Office, all his terms put together.
PM Modi, who first took an oath to Prime Minister’s Office on May 26, 2014, has also become the fourth longest-serving Indian prime minister. India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru holds the distinction of serving the longest at the country’s top post. He was in office from the day Indian got independence on August 15, 1947, to the day of his death on May 27, 1964. His term totaled 16 years and 286 days.
Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter Indira Gandhi was India’s second longest-serving prime minister. She held the PM’s Office for 11 years and 59 days, spread over three terms.
PM Modi’s predecessor Manmohan Singh held the office for full two terms, ie, 10 years and four days.
By Thursday, PM Modi has been in office for six years and 79 days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become India’s prime minister after driving BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He was re-elected for a second term when the BJP secured 303 seats and emerged as the single-largest party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The NDA won 353 seats in 2019.