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PHOTOS: When Modi first stepped into Parliament

Last updated on: May 22, 2014 14:48 IST

PHOTOS: When Modi first stepped into Parliament

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It was an emotional day for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a day of many firsts.

It was the first time he had ever stepped into Parliament and at the meeting held in the Central Hall he was elected leader of the National Democratic Alliance.

"It was said I was here for the first time. This keeps happening to me. I saw the Vidhan Sabha after I became chief minister," an overwhelmed Modi said.

"This (Parliament) is the temple of democracy," he added.

Before he entered Parliament, Modi was seen paying obseisance to the Home of Indian Democracy.

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Image: Narendra Modi pays obeisance to Parliament ahead of the BJP parliamentary meeting.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Narendra Modi bows down in respect to Parliament on his arrival to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi.

He fought back tears in an emotional address to party MPs.

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Image: Narendra Modi pays obeisance to Parliament ahead of the BJP parliamentary meeting.
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Modi led the BJP to its biggest-ever triumph, winning 288 Lok Sabha seats on its own.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde greets Narendra Modi as he enters Parliament.


Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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