New Delhi, 26 May-2014, (Indilens Web Team): It is the first time since the two countries(Indo-Pak) won independence in 1947 that a prime minister from one state will attend such a ceremony in the other. Modi led his BJP party to a landslide win in the recent election. The BJP won the biggest victory by any party in India for 30 years, gaining a majority in parliament and trouncing the outgoing Congress Party.
Grand outdoor ceremony in front of the presidential palace will be attended by the leaders of all seven South Asian countries as well as Mauritius. Doordarshan brings to you the Swearing-in-Ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India.
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The Union Council of Ministers will also be taking oath on the occasion which will be presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee. The event will be Live from Rashtrapati Bhavan and will also be telecast on all channels of the Doordarshan network.
Narendra Damodardas Modi in short:
Born on 17 September 1950, Narendra Modi, in his teenage years, used to run a tea stall with his brother. While in school, Modi was an average student but a keen debater that expanded his interest towards politics. When Modi was 8 years old he came in touch with RSS after which he stared attending its local branches.
Modi joined RSS in 1971 after the Indo-Paskistani war and got his RSS training in Nagpur. Later RSS referred Modi to BJP in 1985. Modi was elected as organizing secretary of BJP’s Gujarat unit in 1988. In 1995, Modi was elected as the National Secretary of BJP and got transferred to New Delhi.
During 2001, due to the health failure of Keshubhai Patel, BJP lost its chances in the elections. Due to Modi’s lack of experience in governance, senior BJP leader, L.K. Advani was hesitating to nominate him for Gujarat’s Chief Minister position. But Modi took full responsibility for Gujarat and thus appointed the Chief Minister of the state in 2001.
This confidence led Modi to the path of Prime Ministerial candidate. In 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had been a highlighted figure in politics. He contested elections from Varanasi and Vadodara where he won both the seats by beating AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. Hence Modi was led with victory and elected as India’s new Prime Minister.
Saffron brigade Leader Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony as the 15th Prime Minister will be held today at 6 PM at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.