Prime Minister Narendra Oath Taking Ceremony Live Telecast: With the results for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 declared on Tuesday (June 4), Narendra Modi is set to be sworn-in as the Prime Minister of the country for his third consecutive term at 7.15 pm on June 9.

Modi on Friday reached the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Droupadi Murmu and staked claim to form the Union government, following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) proposing his name as the leader of its Parliamentary Party and the alliance’s Leader of Lok Sabha.

What are the final results of the Lok Sabha polls?

The Election Commission of India has announced the final figures for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The BJP-led NDA along with its alliance partners the TDP, JD(U), NCP, Shiv Sena (SHS), LJP (RV), among others. – crossed the majority mark in the recently concluded polls, getting 293 seats. The BJP emerged as the largest party in the country, bagging 240 seats. Meanwhile, the INDIA bloc – including Congress, AAP, TMC, NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar), RJD, Shiv Sena (UBT), Samajwadi Party and others – won 233 seats.

When will the oath-taking ceremony start?

Modi and his council of ministers will be sworn-in on June 9 at 7.15 pm by President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Where to watch?

All national television channels, including public service broadcaster Doordarshan, will live stream the oath-taking ceremony. One can also watch the event on our YouTube channel – The Indian Express or visit for latest updates.

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Who are the special guests expected to attend?

Several world leaders are among the special invitees likely to attend the PM’s oath-taking ceremony, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Maldives President Mohammad Muizzu, Vice President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif, Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth will also be present. The ceremony will host a total of over 8,000 dignitaries.

As per a media report, Muizzu has accepted the invitation to the ceremony. Muizzu, along with other senior Maldivian government officials, is likely to leave for New Delhi on Saturday, News portal quoted its sister-publication, Mihaaru News, as saying. This is Muizzu’s first official visit to India after he assumed office on November 17 last year, and could be crucial given the strained bilateral relations between the two countries recently. Muizzu, who also congratulated PM Modi on the NDA securing majority, had demanded the removal of Indian military personnel from his country.

Nepal PM Prachanda will also travel to India on June 9 for a three-day visit, government spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma informed the media.

What are the security arrangements?

A security meeting, which lasted for more than two hours, was called Wednesday afternoon around 3.30pm, to discuss preparations for the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was chaired by the Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat, who “who inquired about the planning for the security arrangements and also about the Head of States who may be coming from abroad,” a source said. They added that all security units had taken adequate measures, adding that they would only allow entry to those with a special parking entry pass from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

A multi-layered security with five companies of paramilitary personnel, NSG commandoes, drones and snipers will be deployed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 9, news agency PTI quoted Delhi police officials as saying.

Security arrangements have also been made for bilateral meetings, expected to take place a day after the swearing-in ceremony, following which the guests will depart, according to a source.

Besides the prohibitory orders, the Delhi Police has also declared the national capital a no-flying zone, according to an order issued by Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora.

The prohibitory orders will remain imposed for two days, June 9 and 10.