Complete guest list of PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

first_imgComplete guest list of PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremonyA record number of 8,000 guests are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony. In 2014, approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 17:45 IST PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on ThursdayHIGHLIGHTSPM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony will be attended by record 8,000 guestsGuest list includes foreign dignitaries, key Indian politicians, movie stars and moreFamilies of 50 BJP workers, who party claims died in poll violence in West Bengal, are also invitedAfter a landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi is all set to take oath as Prime Minister of India for his second term at 7 pm on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council at Rashtraparti Bhavan in New Delhi in front of a large gathering of national and international dignataries.A record number of 8,000 guests are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony. In 2014, approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony.The guest list includes heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and a few famous personalities of the entertainment world. The families of BJP worker who allegedly lost their lives in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year have also been invited.Here is a list of guests who will attend PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday, May 30:Foreign guests Leaders of all BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries have confirmed their participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. Member countries of BIMSTEC include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand besides India.MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli will attend the oath-taking ceremony.Raveesh Kumar said President of Myanmar U Win Myint and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering also confirmed their attendance at the event.advertisementFrom Thailand, Kumar said, its Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will represent the country at the ceremony.Apart from BIMSTEC, the government has also extended invitation to Mauritius and Kyrgyzstan. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov also confirmed their participation at the event, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said.PM Narendra Modi is likely to hold bilateral meetings with most of the international leaders on the next day.IMF Managing Director and Chairman Christine Lagarde has also been invited, sources said.Indian leadersThe chief ministers of all states have been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel have expressed inability to attend the event.Mamata Banerjee rejected the invite to protest accusations of political murders in West Bengal. Her party, TMC, has denied allegations of poll violence and any political murders in the state.Odisha CM, who took oath earlier on Wednesday, denied the invitation but sent warm wishes.Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel cited prior engagements as reason of his inability to be present at the event.Newly-elected Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had earlier accepted the invites but late on Thursday said that they would be unable to attend the invite.All other chief ministers are expected to be present at the ceremony.From the Opposition, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi have confirmed their attendance for the event so far. It is customary for the previous presidents, prime ministers and veteran politicians from all parties to attend swearing-in ceremonies.Celebrities Business: Industry bigwigs such as Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and Ratan Tata have also been invited for the event, sources said. Besides Ambani, Adani and Tata, business honchos Ajay Piramal, John Chambers and Bill Gates have also been extended invitation for Modi’s swearing-in. TS Kalyanaraman of Kalyan Jewellers will also attend the ceremony.Sports: Former sprinter P T Usha, cricketers Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh, badminton ace Saina Nehwal, badminton coach Pulella Gopichand and gymnast Dipa Karmakar are among the sports personalities invited to the ceremony, they said.Films: Superstar Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan are expected to attend PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.Several Bollywood stars, including Kangana Ranaut, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Bhansali and Karan Johar have also been invited.However, there was no confirmation on the invitees who have confirmed their presence.Families of deceased BJP workersThe family members of 50 BJP workers, who the party claims were killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last one year, have also been invited to the swearing-in ceremony.List of slain @BJP4India members from #Bengal whose family members are attending swearing in tomorrow Singh (@sachinsingh1010) May 29, 2019Read | High-profile world leaders to attend PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. 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