New Delhi: Celebrations erupted in the national capital and other parts of the country as Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister this evening with BJP workers and supporters distributing sweets and setting off firecrackers while greetings poured in for the new government.
BJP workers in Delhi celebrated by illuminating streets and organising public gatherings where giant screens were installed for the live telecast of swearing-in ceremony from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Rallies and human chains were also formed in many cities by the enthusiastic supporters who were preparing for the day following BJP's astounding victory in Lok Sabha polls.
Chief Ministers of various states and other leaders congratulated the new government.
“I hope they hand over a better India to their successors when the time comes to do so. That's the very least we can expect or hope for,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who attended Modi's swearing-in ceremony, said while wishing “Team Modi the very best” on micro-blogging site Twitter.