New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has become the fourth such Prime Minister of the country on Thursday, August 13, who set the record for the longest period of office. With this, he set a record as the non-Congress leader to be the Prime Minister for the longest time in the country. Earlier this record has been recorded in the name of BJP's Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal ji was Prime Minister for 2,268 days, including all his tenures. On Thursday, PM Modi broke this record and registered this achievement in his name.

PM Modi will hoist the tricolor from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15 for the seventh consecutive time. He will have a unique record as a non-Congress leader.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru holds the record for being the longest Prime Minister in Indian politics. He was the Prime Minister of the country from the independence of the country till his death i.e. 27 May 1964. He was Prime Minister for 16 years, 286 days in total. There have been a total of 14 Prime Ministers since independence in the country.

Indira Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh were the Prime Ministers after Pandit Nehru for the longest time. After this, this record was recorded in the name of BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the fourth place. He held the post of Prime Minister for almost six and a half years, including all his tenure. PM Modi has now broken Vajpayee's record.

BJP came to power for the first time with a clear majority in the 2014 general election. PM Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on 26 May 2014. After that, the BJP came to power for the second time in the 2019 elections and PM Modi again became the Prime Minister of the country. Significantly, before becoming Prime Minister, PM Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He has a record of being the longest Chief Minister of Gujarat.