Manmohan Singh Sworn in as Prime Minister of India for 2nd Term
Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minster of India for the second time. He is the only prime minister of independent India after Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to have returned as a Prime Minister after a full five-year term.
The ceremony lasted about 45 minutes and ended with the national anthem of India.
Nineteen cabinet ministers have also been sworn in by the President of India Pratibha Patil in a ceremony hosted in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
Those in attendence were Lalu Prasad Yadav, Seetaram Yathuri, L K Advani and Media Moghul Subhash Chandra. Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadhera, Rahul Gandhi, Sheela Dixit were also present.