India's Modi to hold bilateral meetings with visiting leaders after swearing

Modi Has United India Like No Prime Minister in Decades

This supposedly divisive figure has found even more support by transcending India’s greatest fault line the class divideMore

President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Modi and other members of the Union Council in the presence of a large gathering of national and global dignitaries.

Dasgupta said that it is certain that Arun Jaitley is not going to be the finance minister and Amit Shah, who is speculated to join the Cabinet in Modi's second term, is unlikely to leave his post as the BJP chief.

Modi's BJP controls 303 of the 545 seats in the lower house of parliament, paving the way for the possibility he could attempt controversial land and labour reforms.

The opposition was decimated, with Congress winning 52 seats, up from 44 in 2014. Indian economy has grown stronger under Modi, making it the fastest growing larger economy in the world and on track to overtake the United Kingdom as the fight largest global economy this year. Both did not contest the elections on grounds of poor health.

While Bhupendra Yadav has played an important role in BJP organisation, and now he is the RajyaSabha MP from Rajasthan.

A potential replacement for Swaraj could be former foreign secretary, S. Jaishankar, who was on the dais. He was also absent from the BJP parliamentary meeting in which Modi was elected as the leader.

BIMSTEC or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is a regional group of countries which include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.

Meanwhile no leader from the DMK attended the ceremony, as neither the party president MK Stalin nor any of the MPs from the party got an invite, according to party sources.

He also visited the National War Memorial near India Gate. Tensions between Pakistan and India dominated the election after more than 40 paramilitary troops were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir on 14 February.

TIME magazine, in its latest article, has praised the Indian prime minister for "uniting the country", which appears to be a U-turn from its recent narrative.

All prominent personalities have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.The sources said that the invitations was sent to badminton player Saina Nehwal (R) and her coach Pulella Gopichand (L). Verma also informed ANI that around 8,000 to 10,000 police personnel along with traffic personnel have been deployed as a part of security arrangement.

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