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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 12:49 IST

5 times when PM Narendra Modi declared his third term

Analysts believe that the PM Modi faces no challenge to his leadership either from within the BJP or the Opposition, still he has made his political ambitions

Apoorva Shukla
PM Modi declares third term
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Venkateshwara Swamy temple in Tirumala (File) | Image:X/ @narendramodi
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Making it clear that he has no intentions of slowing down, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again emphasised that he would be contesting the next Lok Sabha elections due next year as the contender for top post during his address at the inauguration ceremony of Surat Diamond Bourse on Sunday, December 17. 

“As you all know, in the last 10 years, India has risen above the 10th position in global economic strength and is now ranked fifth in the world,” said PM Modi in Surat adding. “Now, your Prime Minister Modi guarantees that in his third innings, India will definitely be among the top three economies in the world.”

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Political analysts believe that the Prime Minister faces no challenge to his leadership either from within the BJP or the Opposition, still this isn’t the first time that the Prime Minister spoke openly about his political ambitions.

During the run-up to the assembly elections in five states in November this year, Prime Minister Modi claimed that he would return for the service of the people in the next general elections during campaign rallies. 

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As the BJP-under his guarantee secured three crucial states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, PM Modi said,” Some people are even saying that today’s hat trick has guaranteed the hat trick for 2024 (Lok Sabha elections),” during his address at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on december 3. 

PM Modi has promised to the nation that he would present the report card of his government in 2024. Addressing the nation for the 10th consecutive time on Independence day this year, PM Modi stated that he would return to the Red Fort next year. “The next five years are the golden moments to realise the dream of 2047. And next time, on the 15th of August, from this very Red Fort, I will present to you the achievements of the country, your capabilities, the progress made by you, the successes achieved with even greater self-confidence,” said PM Modi during his Independence day speech. 

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While addressing the Parliament when the Opposition moved a no-confidence motion against the incumbent BJP government, he predicted that the Opposition would next bring in the no-confidence motion in 2028. On August 10, 2023, PM Modi said, “In 2028, when you will bring a No Confidence Motion, the Country will be among the top three.” “I had said during the no-confidence motion in 2018 that it was not a floor test for us but a floor test for them and as a result they lost in the elections,” he added. 

In May last year, PM Modi clarifying that he has no intention of slowing down, said that he has been made of different mettle. On May 12 2022, while addressing the beneficiaries of Gujarat government’s financial scheme for widows, Pm Modi shared that a senior Opposition leader asked him, “The country has made you prime minister twice, so what more do you want now” without naming any one.

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“He doesn’t know that Modi is made of a different mettle. The land of Gujarat has made him. That’s why I do not believe in taking it easy, like whatever has happened has happened and now I should rest. No, my dream is saturation, 100 per cent cent,” said the Prime Minister.  

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 12:49 IST

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