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Pakistan reporter questions US spokesperson about PM Modi’s Lok Sabha victory. His response | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The United States on Friday refused to comment on the results of the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, stating that electoral matters are for the Indian people to decide. Addressing a press briefing, US state department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, emphasized that the US celebrates the election that took place in India, describing it as the largest exercise of electoral franchise in any country in history. "But for specific results of that election, it's just not something we comment on," Miller said.The spokesperson's remarks came in response to a question posed by a Pakistani reporter, who claimed that "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attempting to transform India into a Hindu state, causing other religions to feel insecure". However, Miller refrained from directly...
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PM Modi takes oath for 3rd time: Politics behind the Cabinet picks | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi was, on Sunday, sworn in as prime minister for the third time, equalling Jawaharlal Nehru’s record of three straight terms in the top office. With 72 members including him, Modi’s latest team is bigger than the previous two, and, contrary to speculation, he had little difficulty in putting together the council of ministers despite leading a coalition govt.TDP and JD (U), in particular, chose not to haggle, as was generally expected after voters denied BJP an absolute majority.Key messages from Modi’s first coalition government:1. BJP is boss: Short of a majority, needing allies, Modi chose to signal the new govt is still his govt, not one created by bargain-hunting allies. Not just the top cabinet jobs — home, finance, defence, foreign affairs — BJP will likely r...
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‘Tamil voters rejected pretensions’: Congress takes dig at PM-designate Modi over Sengol | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Harking back to the Sengol controversy that erupted last year ahead of the Parliament building inauguration, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday hit out at the PM-designate Narendra Modi, claiming that "Modi's pretensions" got rejected by the Tamil electorate in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections."Remember May 28th, 2023? It was the day that Narendra Modi walked into the new Parliament building with the Sengol for which a August 15th 1947 history was fabricated- to not only justify Modi's pretensions of being Samrat but also to appeal to the Tamil electorate.That day itself, I had exposed Modi's fakery using archival material," Jairam Ramesh said."We now know the outcome of that drama. The Sengol remains a respected symbol of Tamil history but the Tamil electorate and in...