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Lok Sabha elections: Will Modi equal the record of Nehru to become PM for third time

Lucknow’4 June:Suppose the prediction of the exit polls on the Lok Sabha elections comes true and Narendra Modi comes to power for the third consecutive term, he will equal the record of India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.

So far, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had won three times in a row. Nehru remained the Prime Minister for 16 years and 286 days.

In the history of independent India, only the Congress has formed the government three times in a row with a clear majority.

If the BJP gets a clear majority again, it will equal the record of the Congress. The NDA has been challenged by the India Bloc, an alliance of about 28 opposition parties. The bloc was formed with its first meeting in June 2023, to present a united front against the NDA.

Jawaharlal Nehru served as the Prime Minister of India for a period of 16 years and 286 days from 1947 to 1964. Nehru was elected Prime Minister in 1951–52 and again in 1957 and 1962 after the Congress Party won the first Lok Sabha elections. In May 1964, Nehru died during his third term.

PM Modi, if NDA wins, will it equal the record of India’s first Prime Minister Nehru, if NDA wins Lok Sabha elections in 2024?

Exuding confidence in winning the Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma on Tuesday said that after former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister for the third time in a row.

“Counting of votes has begun. Rahul Gandhi was saying ‘daga dag, data dag, daga dag’, I think he has faced ‘daga’ (betrayal) this time. Enthusiasm for PM Modi has been seen in the survey, I think the same is being seen here (in counting). Everyone is confident that we will for the third time. After Nehru ji, Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister for the third time,” he said.

“In the third tenure, big works that remain to be done will be done by him,” the BJP leader added.

Meanwhile, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak targeted the opposition leaders and said they had no policy or agenda, and the public rejected them.

“Counting has begun, all polling agents have reached the counting centers. NDA alliance will win all 80 seats (of Uttar Pradesh). Opposition is derailed and baseless. They speak irrelevant things. They have no policy and agenda, the public has rejected them,” Pathak said.

Around 642 million people voted in Lok Sabha elections held over seven phases in a mammoth six-week period. The counting of votes began starting with postal ballot papers amid tight security.

The counting for State Legislative Assemblies of 175 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and 147 Assembly constituencies in Odisha and results of by-polls in 25 Assembly constituencies also began.

Strict security has been put in place for the smooth conduct of counting of votes for over 8,000 candidates in this general election.

With counting began for the Lok Sabha elections, which have seen the largest voter participation, the electoral fate of several leaders across the political spectrum will be decided.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are among the senior BJP leaders in the fray

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