Modi Sworn in, PM Nawaz attends Ceremony
(New Delhi) – Narendra Modi promised to forge a “strong and inclusive” India after being sworn in as the 15th prime minister of the world´s largest democracy. Ten days after his right-wing party won the first electoral majority in three decades, the 63-year-old took the oath of office at a lavish ceremony attended by leaders of India´s neighbours.
After Modi took the oath of office, senior BJP figures who have been appointed to his cabinet were sworn into office. Although their exact portfolios were not announced, they included Sushma Swaraj who is expected to become foreign minister and Arun Jaitley, tipped to be finance minister.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were among the regional leaders who attended the ceremony outside the Indian president´s official residence in New Delhi.