PM pays tribute at National War Memorial ahead of oath ceremony

Vastavam Web: On the day of taking oath second time as the Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi. Modi reached the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at 7 am and paid his respects, before heading to Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the lotus-shaped memorial dedicated to late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Amit Shah and several other senior BJP leaders were with Modi at the memorial built last year after the veteran BJP leader’s death.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the National War Memorial here and paid tribute to the jawans who laid down their lives for the country post-independence. Outgoing Defence Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman also accompanied Modi along with Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Chief of Air Force Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria. The 68-year-old stalwart leader is set to take oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term today. President Ram Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy at the function.