U.S. Media Gives Wide Coverage to Modi's Swearing-In

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WASHINGTON: American media gave wide coverage to the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and praised his decision to invite leaders of the South Asian nations.

"Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian prime minister, heralding change," said the headline of the prestigious 'Los Angeles Times'. "Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister, offering a new, more conservative government to a country thirsty for economic change," it said.

Taking note of the presence of the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), especially Pakistan Premier, the report said: "The ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi was notable for the presence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who reportedly ignored warnings from his own intelligence agency to attend."Relations have been tense between the two nuclear-armed rivals," it added.

Tracing the humble and ideological lineage of Modi, 'The Wall Street Journal' said: "Narendra Modi, the son of a tea seller with political roots in India's Hindu nationalist movement, was sworn in as prime minister of the world's largest democracy, putting in place a leaner central government and promising Indians "a glorious future."

"Getting India's economy growing at a faster clip will be a top priority for Mr Modi, who was propelled to power by voters who want better job opportunities, higher standards of living and a more efficient government," it said.

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Source: PTI
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