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Karzai In India For Modi’s Swearing-in Ceremony

(Last Updated On: May 26, 2014)


President Hamid Karzai left Kabul on Monday for New Delhi to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of India’s new prime minister-elect Narendra Modi, India’s 15th PM.

The Presidential Palace has said in a statement that President Karzai will meet some high-rank government authorities of India during the ceremony being held in New Delhi’s presidential palace.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Narendra Modi won the biggest victory by any party in India for 30 years, gaining a majority in parliament and trouncing the outgoing Congress Party.

An unprecedented 4,000 guests, including heads of the government of eight countries (of which seven are from SAARC), all 777 MPs of both Houses, the outgoing PM and his council of ministers, all governors, CMs, ambassadors and other constitutional authorities like the chief justice of India will attend the event.

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