Narendra Modi broke Nehru's record, remained the longest serving elected head of government

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: The results of the Lok Sabha elections-2024 have come out. The results show that the Modi government will be formed once again. Although this time the BJP has not got an absolute majority, but through the NDA alliance, Narendra Modi can take oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third time. Earlier today, he resigned from the post of Prime Minister, which was accepted by President Draupadi Murmu. According to sources, Modi will take oath as PM for the third time on June 8. Even though Modi and BJP have not got a big victory this time, they have broken the record of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Narendra Modi has become the leader who has ruled the most as the head of an elected government.Modi remained the head of the government for more than 8 thousand days
Prime Minister Narendra Modi resigned from the post of PM today. The results of the Lok Sabha elections were declared on Tuesday. Till Tuesday, Narendra Modi has worked as the head of an elected government for 8,277 days. That means he has ruled for more than 8 thousand days as the head of a government. This includes the days when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat along with the Central Government. Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat continuously from 2001 to 2014, while he has been the Prime Minister of the country since May 2014. In this way, Modi has been the head of power in the state and the center for a total of 23 years.

Jawaharlal Nehru's record broken
The second leader who held the post of head of power for the longest time was the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Although, he was not the Chief Minister of any state, but became the first PM of the country. He held power at the center for a total of 6130 days. After the independence of the country, he was made the PM of the country. Nehru remained the Prime Minister of India continuously from 1947 to 1964. He held power for 16 years and 286 days.

Indira Gandhi also held power for more than 5 thousand days
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was at number three in this list. Indira Gandhi also held power in the country for a long time. Indira Gandhi was the head of the central government for more than 5 thousand days. According to information, Indira Gandhi worked as PM for a total of 5829 days.

Manmohan Singh is also included in the list
After this, Manmohan Singh's name comes among the leaders who ruled for the longest time. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh held power at the center for 10 consecutive years from 2004 to 2014. He worked as the head of the government for a total of 3636 days. After Manmohan Singh, Morarji Desai's name comes. Morarji ruled for a total of 2511 days as Prime Minister.

For how many days did Atal Bihari Vajpayee remain in power?
After this comes the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee was also the Prime Minister of the country. He held power at the center for a total of 2272 days in all his tenures. After Vajpayee comes the name of Narasimha Rao. He worked as the head of the central government for a total of 2229 days. The next name in this list is Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi also held the post of Prime Minister in the central government for many years. He was the head of the government for a total of 1857 days.


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