Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian PM in spectacular ceremony


Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian elite and Bollywood film stars among 4,000 guests at ceremony in Delhi Narendra Modi, standing centre, takes the oath of office in Delhi. Photograph: AP Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist politician who won a landslide victory in India’s general election this month, has been sworn in as the 15th prime minister of the world’s largest democracy, in a spectacular ceremony in Delhi. On a hot and dusty evening, with temperatures reaching 40C but with none of the rain that had been forecast, more than 4,000 guests watched Modi and his ministers swear their oaths of office before President Pranab Mukherjee. Those assembled on the forecourt of the…

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