Narendra Modi sworn in for second term after election landslide


New Delhi : Narendra Modi has been sworn in for a second term as India’s prime minister after his party won a landslide majority in the recent election.

Thousands were invited to the ceremony in Delhi, including regional leaders and Bollywood stars.

But notable names were excluded, including Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan, and some opposition leaders stayed away.

The election was seen as a referendum on Mr Modi, 68, who is adored by many but also accused of stoking divisions.

He ran a campaign dominated by his personal image and national security after tensions with Pakistan spiked in February in the disputed region of Kashmir.

The ceremony is taking place at the presidential palace, a colonial-era building in the centre of the capital.