BJP-led NDA is all set return to power as Narendra Modi will be taking the country’s reigns for second consecutive time. This is the first time that a non-Congress party has earned a second-term in Lok Sabha. BJP, under the charismatic leadership of Narendra Modi, won 303 seats in the recent elections. And combining with allies, BJP has got the support of total 354 MPs.
Now that Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister today, it will be interesting to see if the ‘Pradhan Sevak’ manages to repeat his last five years performance which helped him to win and crush his political opponents. In 2014, when Modi government first came to the power, he did a fine job by launching several social schemes such as ‘Jan Dhan yojana’, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, which touched the lives of the needy. And now, after a humbling mandate, PM Modi would continue to, improve and expand the schemes even further. Modi’s second term will give him another chance to fulfill the promises he made but couldn’t fulfill.
The FIRST task for the Modi govt would be the recovery of the economy. As per the reports, the economic growth has slipped to a five-quarter low of 6.6 percent in October-December 2018. Earlier, the BJP had one of India’s best minds in Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister, but now as Jaitley has asked not to be given any responsibility in the new government, his absence leaves a big hole in the government.
The SECOND would be bringing petrol and diesel under GST and reducing the multiple slabs. And THIRD to address the unemployment problem. There’s no doubt that the unemployment is a huge problem in India and hence Modi regime 2.0 will concentrate on sectors like tourism, textiles, construction to create a large number of jobs. Apart from this, there will be new challenges with Pakistan, as well as with China. And last but not the least; Modi will look to provide Centre-sponsored schemes in the Congress and Trinamool Congress ruled states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sworn in today evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 19.00 hrs for a second straight term after clinching incredible victory in general elections. As PM Modi will take oath as the country’s 15th Prime Minister, all eyes would be on the MPs who would get the big ministries.