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Modi sworn-in as India’s PM for 3rd term


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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi taking oath from President Droupadi Murmu at Rastrapati Bhavan on Sunday. (Photo: @PMOIndia)

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, took the oath of office and secrecy for the third consecutive time a while ago, equaling a feat that only Jawaharlal Nehru achieved in the past.

Indian President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to Prime Minister Modi amidst a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, participated by over 8,000 guests.

As many as 66 ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, J P Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Nirmala Sitharaman have also taken oath as cabinet ministers in the new government, The Indian Express reported.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has attended the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening.

PM Dahal attended the ceremony organized in the Rastrapati Bhawan of India, according to Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.

The function was also attended by Sri Lankan President, Ranil Wickremesinghe; Maldivian President, Mohamed Muizzu; Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina; Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, among other dignitaries.

Modi, 73, first became prime minister in 2014 and then returned to office in 2019. He is the second PM after Jawaharlal Nehru to be elected for a third consecutive term.

The function was also attended by leaders of various political parties and public figures. He will also have a brief meeting with his Indian counterpart Modi, the Nepali Embassy added.

Earlier in the day, the newly-elected Members of Parliament had gathered at Modi’s residence, many of whom will also be included in the Cabinet. 


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