Tight security across Delhi on the occasion of Modi’s swearing-in


Narendra Modi is going to take oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term. After Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru, Modi became the first Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms. Tight security has been put in place in Delhi on the occasion of his swearing-in. Special arrangements have also been made for world leaders attending the grand event.

According to the report of the Indian media NDTV, Narendra Modi will take oath as the Prime Minister on Sunday (June 9) evening at the President Bhawan of the national capital. The new cabinet members will also take oath.

Three levels of security are in place at the President Bhavan, where Indian President Draupadi Murmu will administer the oath to Modi. Officials said that Delhi Police SWAT and National Security Guard (NSG) commandos will be deployed around the venue and other strategic locations.

Moreover, police declared Delhi a no-fly zone on the occasion of swearing-in. The use of drones, para-gliders, planes and any other aerial devices including hot air balloons over the city will be prohibited for the next few days.

Modi’s swearing-in ceremony will be attended by heads of state from neighboring countries including Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Mauritius and Seychelles as part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Dignitaries will be given designated routes from their hotels to the venue and back.

Local officials also said several roads leading to central Delhi will be closed or traffic diversions may be in place on Sunday. In the meantime, searches have started on vehicles entering the capital.

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 240 seats in this year’s Lok Sabha elections. The party needed 32 more seats for majority.

Modi is forced to form a coalition government with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JDU as they do not get a majority. Modi got the support of 16 MPs of TDP and 12 MPs of JDU.

Source: NDTV

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