"--indo-Asian News Service "
New Delhi, July 20 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony cost Rs.17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said Sunday.

Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Agrawal said the amount spent was modest considering the ceremony was attended by around 4,000 people including foreign dignitaries.

--indo-Asian News Service

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