Updated June 10th, 2024 at 17:58 IST

'My Every Moment is for the Country, I Wasn't Born to Rule:' PM Modi's Address to PMO staff

Narendra Modi, after assuming his third term as the Prime Minister, said his Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has become a 'catalytic agent.'

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PM Narendra Modi | Image:X- @BJP4India
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New Delhi: Narendra Modi, after assuming his third term as the Prime Minister, on Monday in New Delhi, said his Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has become a 'catalytic agent,' which infuses new energy and dynamism into the system, and claimed that it used to be seen as a big power centre 10 years ago.

My Every Moment is for the Country, Asserts PM Modi

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Addressing staffers of the PMO after he began this third term, PM Modi said his only goal is 'nation first' and his only motivation 'Viksit Bharat,' adding that this was his expectation from them as well.

"My every moment is for the country," Modi said, asserting that he has promised to work round the clock to achieve the goal of India becoming a developed country by 2047.

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'Not Born to Rule:' PM Modi

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The PMO should be for service and it should be a people's PMO and not Modi's, he said, adding that he was not born to rule and he does not think about accumulating power.

The 140 crore people of India are always on his mind and he considers them a form of God, Modi said.

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In the last three months, Modi said in an apparent reference to the election campaign, he witnessed their strength, dedication and energy for a new resolve.

That is why people have again given him the opportunity to serve the country, he added.

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Modi Holds First Cabinet Meeting

PM Modi, who took the oath of office on Sunday, held the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Monday evening.

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The newly-inducted ministers arrived at the Prime Minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence around 5 pm and attended the meeting, a day after taking oath.

The meeting was held even as PM Modi is yet to announce the portfolios of the new ministers.

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PM Modi Congratulates New Sikkim CM

PM Modi also congratulated Prem Singh Tamang on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim and wished him a fruitful tenure. Modi said on X that he looked forward to working with Tamang for the state's progress.

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"Congratulations to Shri @PSTamangGolay on taking oath as the chief minister of Sikkim. Wishing him a fruitful tenure and looking forward to working with him for Sikkim's progress," the prime minister said.

Tamang, 56, has become chief minister for the second consecutive term.

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His Sikkim Krantikari Morcha returned to power in the state by a landslide victory, winning 31 seats in the 32-member assembly. The Opposition Sikkim Democratic Front, which ruled the state for 25 years in a row till 2019, could manage only one seat.  (with PTI inputs)

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 17:56 IST