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India PM-elect Modi to be sworn in on May 26

Published on May 20, 2014 5:29 PM
 
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at parliament house in New Delhi on May 20, 2014. India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, making his first visit to parliament since his election triumph, choked back tears on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as he urged party colleagues to dedicate themselves to serving the nation. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Mr Narendra Modi will be sworn in as Indian prime minister and form a government on May 26, after winning the general election in a landslide last week, the president of his right-wing party said on Tuesday.

“Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as prime minister will be on the 26th,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh told reporters.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Modi, making his first visit to parliament since his election triumph, choked back tears as he urged party colleagues to dedicate themselves to serving the nation.

The 63-year-old leader bowed at the steps of the building as he entered for a meeting of his BJP party and its political allies, which elected him as leader in the national parliament.

 
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