Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, meets Vajpayee
Ahead of his swearing-in, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi and visits former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in new Delhi
New Delhi: Ahead of being sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
Narendra Modi. File pic
Modi spent around 10 minutes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. A number of Delhi BJP leaders including Harsh Vardhan, Vijay Goel and Vijender Gupta were present at Rajghat.
He then went on to meet BJP patriach and former India prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
"On my way to Atal ji's residence to seek his blessings," Modi tweeted.
Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, will be sworn in as the Prime Minister this evening in the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan at a grand function to be attended by foreign dignitaries including SAARC leaders.
President Pranab Mukherjee will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Modi and his Council of Ministers in the presence of a host of leaders, including 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.