Narendra Modi Sworn-in as the Fifteenth Prime Minister of India

People of the world’s largest democracy gave their verdict on who will be leading them for the next five years and for the first time since 1984, they have given their mandate to a single political party, especially to its leader, Narendra Modi. It was a historic election which took place in April and May, spread across 9 phases as more than 400 million people cast their vote. The 63-year-old Narendra Modi who was the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party won a clear majority on its own which led to the total wipeout of the ruling party Indian National Congress led by the Gandhis.

On 26th of May, Narendra Modi was sworn-in as the 15th prime minister of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by the President of India. The event was attended by the leaders of almost all the South-east Asian nations like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan among others.

India for the last 10 years was ruled by the Congress party under the leadership of Manmohan Singh. However, in the past few years, the government was embroiled in a lot of corruption cases involving many of the senior ministers. This led to a huge anti-incumbency sentiment among the people. For the Congress party though, the situation became even worse as Rahul Gandhi who was leading their campaign failed to inspire any confidence among the people unlike Narendra Modi who was seen as a decisive leader.

Narendra Modi, who was the chief minister of the state of Gujarat is a hardline Hindu nationalist leader and has been allegedly accused of perpetrating massive riots back in 2002 against the Muslim minorities. For this same reason, he was denied a US visa. However, the world leaders now have acknowledged him and his massive victory and are looking forward to work with him.

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