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Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: BIMSTEC, Opposition leaders, business tycoons among invitees at the Rashtrapati Bhavan event

Updated : 2019-05-30 10:52:27

Nearly 8,000 guests will attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, making it the biggest-ever event held in the historic premises, reported IANS. While the guests attending the event will be treated to high tea, President Ram Nath Kovind will host a private dinner for the leaders from Bimstec countries as well as Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth - who have all confirmed their presence. The swearing-in will be held in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the same venue as in 2014. The event then was attended by about 5,000 guests. The Bimstec leaders attending the event include Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Myanmarese President U Win Myint, Nepali Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. Thailand will be represented by its Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach. The event will also be attended by leaders of political parties, Ambassadors and diplomats and celebrities from various fields.

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid was greeted upon his arrival at Air Force Station (AFS) Palam, in New Delhi on, Wednesday, May 29. (Photo: PTI)
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid was greeted upon his arrival at Air Force Station (AFS) Palam, in New Delhi on, Wednesday, May 29. (Photo: PTI)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
President of Myanmar U Win Myint.
President of Myanmar U Win Myint.
Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.
Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.
From Thailand, Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will represent the country at the ceremony.
From Thailand, Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will represent the country at the ceremony.
Kyrgyz President and current chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
Kyrgyz President and current chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has confirmed his participation
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has confirmed his participation
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. (Image: PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. (Image: PTI)
Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy. (Image: IANS)
Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy. (Image: IANS)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Image: PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Image: PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would not attend the ceremony after various media reports said BJP claimed that 54 people were killed in Bengal in political violence. (Photo: PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would not attend the ceremony after various media reports said BJP claimed that 54 people were killed in Bengal in political violence. (Photo: PTI)
K Chandrashekar Rao, chief minister of Telangana.
K Chandrashekar Rao, chief minister of Telangana.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who took oath earlier on Wednesday, denied the invitation but has sent warm wishes. (Image: PTI)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who took oath earlier on Wednesday, denied the invitation but has sent warm wishes. (Image: PTI)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel cited prior engagements as the reason for his inability to be present at the event. (Image: IANS)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel cited prior engagements as the reason for his inability to be present at the event. (Image: IANS)
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons. (Image: Reuters)
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons. (Image: Reuters)
India's richest man and the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani. (Image: Getty Images)
India's richest man and the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani. (Image: Getty Images)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director and chairman Christine Lagarde. (Image: Reuters)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director and chairman Christine Lagarde. (Image: Reuters)
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani. (Image: Reuters)
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani. (Image: Reuters)
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Image: Reuters)
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Image: Reuters)
John Chambers, founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures. (Image: PTI)
John Chambers, founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures. (Image: PTI)
Former cricketer Rahul Dravid. (Photo: IANS)
Former cricketer Rahul Dravid. (Photo: IANS)
Badminton champion Saina Nehwal.  (Image: AP)
Badminton champion Saina Nehwal.  (Image: AP)
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. (Image: CNN-News18)
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. (Image: CNN-News18)
Indian superstar Rajnikanth. (Image: AP)
Indian superstar Rajnikanth. (Image: AP)
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