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Narendra Modi to visit Rajghat tomorrow

PTI  New Delhi, May 25, 2014
First Published: 16:16 IST(25/5/2014) | Last Updated: 17:42 IST(25/5/2014)

Narendra Modi will visit Rajghat on Monday morning to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of being sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister.

Modi, who is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy at 6pm on Monday, would visit Rajghat at 7am, official sources said on Sunday.

The swearing-in ceremony of Modi will be attended by nearly 3,000 guests, including top leaders from SAARC countries like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, besides leaders of various other parties and chief ministers of a number of states will also be attending the function in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Modi's mother Hiraben is also expected to attend the ceremony.


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