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Modi takes oath as PM of India for next 5 years
Modi takes oath as PM of India for next 5 years

NEW DELHI, May 30 (TIWN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his oath of office today, along with his ministers, for the second consecutive term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after his party BJP witnessed a massive victory in the recently-concluded national elections. PM Modi and his council of ministers are being administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind. The dazzling oath-taking event is being held at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan and is being attended by world leaders, celebrities and politicians.

Congress's Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi are present for the swearing in. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is also at the swearing in.

BJP President Amit Shah has also joined PM Modi's cabinet. Amit Shah, who has led the party since 2014 and is credited with its spectacular run in elections, has been the PM Modi's confidant for over two decades. He is credited with managing the party's successful poll campaign.

Ahead of the glittering swearing-in ceremony, PM Modi visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid tributes to the late leaders.

A record number of nearly 8,000 guests are said to be attending PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony. The guest list includes heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and Bollywood stars. The families of BJP workers who were allegedly killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year were also been invited to the ceremony. 

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