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Pranab Mukherjee shifts from 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan to 2-storey villa at Rajaji road

By Ians

New Delhi, July 25: After five years of stay in the 340-room Presidential mansion, Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday mopved to his new residence -- 10, Rajaji Marg, a short distance from the massive Presidential Palace.

Keeping with the tradition, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave a warm farewell to his immediate predecessor Pranab Mukherjee and accompanied him to his new residence to bid him good bye.

Pranab Mukherjee

Earlier, Kovind was given a guard of honour by the President's Bodyguards after being sworn in as the new President.

Before entering the study of the Presidential Palace, Kovind inspected an inter-services guard of honour.

Then the outgoing President was given a guard of honour by the Presidential Bodyguards.

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    After inspecting the President's Bodyguards, Mukherjee was accompanied to his new residence by Kovind, led by the horse-mounted bodyguards.

    A host of VVIPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, opposition leaders, governors, chief ministers and Chiefs of Staff attended the event.


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