Modi took oath

Narendra Modi, the leader of the BJP-led NDA alliance, has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the third time. President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath to him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital New Delhi on Sunday (June 9).The swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet started a little after 7 pm on this day. Shortly thereafter, Modi took the oath of office to the President. After that 72 more members of the cabinet took oath one by one. Among them 30 full ministers and 36 state ministers.

The 73-year-old Modi is the second prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to win a third consecutive term. In the Lok Sabha elections, he won from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh by a margin of one and a half lakh votes.

A grand ceremony has been organized at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of the swearing-in ceremony. Strict security measures have been taken. More than eight thousand guests have been arranged for the event. They already took their seats.

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Among the leaders of neighboring countries present were Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldives President Mohammad Muijju and Seychelles Vice-President Ahmed Afif.

Apart from Bangladesh Prime Minister, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jagannath and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

After the NDA’s victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Modi took the oath in front of a large number of invitees in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The then President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath to him on 26 May.

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On May 30, 2019, Modi took oath as Prime Minister for the second time at the same venue. The then President Ram Nath Kovind read the oath. This time also the oath ceremony was held at the same place.

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