PM Modi government Day 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s first Union cabinet meeting was held today, a day after the PM and his council of ministers took the oath of office and secrecy. Among the top decisions taken by Modi-led cabinet, it was decided that the Parliament Session will commence from June 17, the Union budget will be presented on July 5 and the Speaker of Lok Sabha will be elected on June 19.
Also, a slew of orders were approved by PM which included changes to ‘PM’s Scholarship Scheme’ under National Defence Fund, PM-Kisan yojana has now been extended to all farmers.
Modi’s first engagement was with Bangladesh President Mohammed Abdul Hamid at 10.30 am in Hyderabad House. It was followed by meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. In fact, Modi began his term soon after the swearing-in ceremony and the State Banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan, as he met Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at 10.15 pm yesterday.