New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his day early in the morning by visiting the samadhis of the Nation Father Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the lotus-shaped monument dedicated to Mr. Vajpayee - who led India between 1996 and 2004 - was inaugurated last December, a few months after his death on August 16. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and senior party leader JP Nadda were also present. Early in the day, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth also arrived in Delhi, among the first of many foreign dignitaries to attend the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
rime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, and other elected MPs will be sworn-in to the government at a big ceremony on Thursday evening at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Over 10,000 security personnel from Delhi Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at various locations across the city. Over 8,000 guests are expected to attend the grand ceremony in the national capital with elaborate security arrangements put in place.
The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 7 pm, with nearly 8,000 guests attending an event that's reflective of the BJP's massive win in the elections. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, President of Myanmar U Win Myint and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering will be part of the historic moment, including Thailand's special envoy Grisada Boonrach.