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27 May 2019 | 03:05 AM UTC

India: Modi inauguration ceremonies to be held in New Delhi May 30 /update 3

India News Alert

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be inaugurated for second term in New Delhi on May 30; transportation disruptions and heightened security measures likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

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Event

India will hold inauguration ceremonies in New Delhi for Narendra Modi's second term as prime minister on Thursday, May 30. The ceremony will be held at 19:00 (local time) on Thursday. Heightened security measures and localized transportation and business disruptions are expected for the event, which will be attended by political figures and foreign dignitaries. Public demonstrations are also possible in New Delhi and other parts of India along with a heightened security presence. Protests and violence between rival political supporters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

India held general elections for the Lok Sabha from April 11 to May 19. An estimated 67 percent of the eligible 900 million voters participated in the election. Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its coalition partners won 351 seats out of 542.

Advice

Individuals in New Delhi, and India more generally, advised to monitor the situation, anticipate heightened security measures and transportation and business disruptions, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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