Narendra Modi sworn in as India’s prime minister for third term | BBC News

Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India’s prime minister for a third term in a grand ceremony at the presidential palace in Delhi.

The leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took his oath, saying he would “do right to all manner of people without affection or ill-will”.

Modi’s party won the general election with 293 seats, a much lower margin than predicted by exit polls – as a resurging opposition won 234 seats.

Thousands of guests have attended his inauguration, including the heads of neighbouring Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives – but not Pakistan or China.

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