Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minster (PM) of India in an official ceremony held in the country’s capital New Delhi today, May 26.
Modi, who has been the Chief Minister of India’s Gujarat state, led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
In the election results announced on May 16, BJP had defeated the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). And as the leader of the BJP, Modi has become the PM, replacing the Congress PM Manmohan Singh.
[ Also Read: Will Narendra Modi be Disastrous for India? ]
In a message on the PM’s website, Modi addressed the people, saying, “On 16th May 2014 the people of India gave their verdict. They delivered a mandate for development, good governance and stability. As we devote ourselves to take India’s development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation.”
Along with Modi, 45 leaders were sworn in as the ministers in the new government that is formed in India.
In the picture above: Narendra Modi (L) meets India’s President Pranab Mukherjee (R)
Support Independent Fearless Journalism
In today's media world controlled by corporates and politicians, it is extremely difficult for independent editorial voices to survive. RMN News Service has been maintaining editorial freedom and offering objective content for the past over 7 years despite enormous pressures.
In order to serve you fearlessly in this cut-throat world, RMN News Service urges you to support us financially with your donations. You can choose the amount that you want to donate from the options given below.
You also can select any of the Payment Methods:
Offline Donation: To know our bank details for online bank transfer and payment by cheque in Indian rupees.
PayPal: To make payment by Credit / Debit Card or PayPal account.