Updated June 9th, 2024 at 15:45 IST

Take a Look: From Nehru To Narendra Modi, The Longest-Serving Prime Ministers Of India

For a historic third consecutive term, Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister in New Delhi on June 9.

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New Delhi: In what could be called ‘history in the making,' Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi will take oath for the third consecutive term on June 9. In the 2024 Lok Sabha election, the BJP-led NDA crossed the halfway mark of 272 seats comfortably. 

With the swearing-in ceremony in Rastrapati Bhavan at 7:15 PM, Modi will join the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi from the Indian National Congress who are the longest-serving Prime Ministers of India. 

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Longest Serving PMs of India

Jawaharlal Nehru: The former Prime Minister served in the country's top office for 16 years and 286 days, from 1947-1964. Before his sudden demise from a heart attack, he led the Congress party from the front to win three terms but faced resistance from regional parties during the tenure. Nehru's association with the freedom movement and close ties with Mahatma Gandhi and other national heroes contributed to his nationwide popularity. 

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Indira Gandhi: The first woman Prime Minister of India, widely popular as the ‘Iron Lady of India,' Indira Gandhi served in the country's top office for three successive terms from 1966 to 1977 and a fourth term from 1980 until she was assassinated in 1984. After her father Nehru's death in 1964, she served in Lal Bahadur Shashtri's cabinet as Information and Broadcasting Minister. 

Narendra Modi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi will be sworn in for the third consecutive term after assuming the country's top office in 2014. In the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi led the NDA from the front and secured a thumping victory. Known for rolling out several schemes and policies including Make in India, Swachj Bharat and PM Samman Nadhi, PM Modi paid special attention towards India's technology and cultural boost during the 10-year tenure. 

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Manmohan Singh: First Sikh Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh served in the top office from 2004 to 2014, becoming the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi. He was also the first Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term. 

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Published June 9th, 2024 at 12:06 IST