Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the 'Sadaiv Atal'—Samadhi. He also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial.
Taking to Twitter, he shared some glimpses of his visit to the Sadaiv Atal Samadhi. In the tweet, he wrote, "We remember beloved Atal Ji every single moment. He would have been very happy to see BJP get such a great opportunity to serve people. Motivated by Atal Ji’s life and work, we will strive to enhance good governance and transform lives."
He also visited the Rajghat to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. PM Modi took to Twitter to share glimpses of his visit:
PM Narendra Modi is all set to take oath for the second consecutive term at 7 pm at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, following his landslide mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The swearing-in ceremony will be of about 90 minutes and after that, a dinner will be served to around 40 dignitaries, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister, besides leaders of all BIMSTEC countries, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Ashok Malik said on Wednesday.
The President will be hosting dinner for about 40 guests, wherein one of the key dishes 'Dal Raisina' will be served in the dinner, which is a specialty of Rashtrapati Bhavan's kitchen, is cooked for about 48 hours. Its main ingredients are brought from Lucknow.
In 2014, when the Prime Minister took oath for the first time, he was accompanied by 21 Cabinet Ministers and 21 Minister of State along with him. The guests included around 3500 dignitaries including head of SAARC countries ( Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives).