Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his oath of office today, along with his ministers, for the second consecutive term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after his party BJP witnessed a massive victory in the recently-concluded national elections. PM Modi and his council of ministers were administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind. The dazzling oath-taking event was held at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan and was attended by world leaders, celebrities and politicians.
Congress's Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi were present for the swearing in. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present.
BJP President Amit Shah has also joined PM Modi's cabinet. Amit Shah, who has led the party since 2014 and is credited with its spectacular run in elections, has been the PM Modi's confidant for over two decades. He is credited with managing the party's successful poll campaign.
Ahead of the glittering swearing-in ceremony, PM Modi visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid tributes to the late leaders.
A record number of nearly 8,000 guests were said to be at PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony. The guest list included heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and Bollywood stars. The families of BJP workers who were allegedly killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year were also invited to the ceremony.