Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi sworn in as India’s prime minister

By Annie Gowen, May 26, 2014

NEW DELHI — Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister Monday, a little more than a week after his party scored a decisive victory at the polls.

With the soaring cream-and-red sandstone dome of the president’s house as a backdrop, Modi, 63, took the stage dressed in one of his trademark high-collared vests and read the oath of office in a commanding voice. There were no speeches, and his newly appointed cabinet took the oath with him, as is customary.

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