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Ahead of swearing-in, Modi pays tributes to Gandhi, Vajpayee

Last updated on: May 30, 2019 11:34 IST

Ahead of being sworn in as prime minister for the second consecutive term, Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran, the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Modi will take oath for a second term on Thursday at 7 pm.

The swearing-in ceremony will be attended by over 6,000 invitees, including foreign dignitaries, allies and political adversaries.

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The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat was one of the first places PM Modi visited in the national capital, at 7 am.

Later Modi went to Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the lotus-shaped monument dedicated to Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Top BJP leaders including party chief Amit Shah accompanied Modi to Vajpayee's memorial.

He then visited the National War Memorial near India Gate. The monument, spread over 40 acres, is dedicated to soldiers killed in service to the nation over the decades.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Chief of Air Force Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria were also present at the memorial.

With inputs from PTI.

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