New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the longest-serving Indian PM of non-Congress origin. He has surpassed Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2,268 days in office.
PM Modi achieved the feat on Thursday by becoming the fourth longest-serving prime minister in the history of India.
The first prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru retains the status of the longest-serving Indian PM. Nehru served for 16 years and 286 days. His daughter Indira Gandhi was the second-longest serving Indian PM with a term lasting 11 years and 59 days.
PM Modi’s predecessor Manmohan Singh is the third-longest serving Indian PM. He stayed in office for 10 years and 4 days.
PM Modi has completed over six years as the Indian PM. The Bharatiya Janata Party won its second term with a whopping majority of 303 seats and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 353 seats.