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Modi sworn in as India's PM at ceremony attended by South Asian leaders

Published on May 26, 2014 8:57 PM
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Mr Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister at an inauguration ceremony in the capital New Delhi attended by regional leaders.

"I, Narendra Damodardas Modi, swear in the name of God that I will maintain the integrity of India," Mr Modi said in Hindi at the ceremony.

"I will work without fear, anger or hatred and will do justice to all as per the codes of the Constitution."

Mr Modi promised to forge a "strong and inclusive" India in a message soon after being sworn in, 10 days after his right-wing party won the first electoral majority in three decades.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. Mr Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister at an inauguration ceremony in the capital New Delhi attended by regional leaders. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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