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India's Modi sworn in ahead of unveiling revamped govt

By AFP

Added 30th May 2019 04:42 PM

Modi was the first of more than 50 cabinet ministers and deputy ministers to take the oath of office at the presidential palace in front of 8,000 people including South Asian leaders, Bollywood stars and leading political figures.

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Narendra Modi greets attendees moments before taking the oath of office to be sworn in as India's Prime Minister in New Delhi. (AFP)

Modi was the first of more than 50 cabinet ministers and deputy ministers to take the oath of office at the presidential palace in front of 8,000 people including South Asian leaders, Bollywood stars and leading political figures.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in Thursday for a historic second term during which he was expected to unveil a drastically revamped Hindu nationalist government.
 
Modi was the first of more than 50 cabinet ministers and deputy ministers to take the oath of office at the presidential palace in front of 8,000 people including South Asian leaders, Bollywood stars and leading political figures.
 
Modi, whose right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party made history by increasing their majority in a second straight landslide election win, was to announce new finance and foreign ministers as well as find a top post for his trusted enforcer, BJP president Amit Shah.

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