Updated June 8th, 2024 at 18:29 IST

Will INDI Bloc Leaders Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-in Ceremony? Jairam Ramesh Has This to Say

Jairam Ramesh said that the party leaders have not yet received the invitation for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh | Image:PTI/ File Photo
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New Delhi: As the preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi are underway in the national capital, the Opposition bloc, INDI Alliance is yet to make a decision on whether they will attend the ceremony or not. Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Saturday claimed that the INDI bloc leaders have not received any official invitation for the swearing-in ceremony slated to take place on Sunday, June 9 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Jairam Ramesh said that the party leaders have not yet received the invitation for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. He however, said that if Congress leaders receive their invites, they will consider attending the ceremony.

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Addressing media personnel in Delhi, Ramesh said that only international leaders have received their invites for the oath taking ceremony, and no invites have been sent to Opposition leaders.

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The Congress MP, said, "Only international leaders have been invited for tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony. Our leaders have not received the invitation yet. When the invitation comes to the leaders of our INDI Alliance, then we will consider it," reported ANI.

Earlier in the day, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal had said that a collective decision would be taken by the INDI Alliance leaders on attending the ceremony.

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Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that the TMC will not attend the swearing-in ceremony on June 9.

PM designate Narendra Modi to take oath along with his council of ministers on June 9 at 7.15 pm at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Following the swearing-in of the prime minister, all the leaders invited to the event will also attend a banquet hosted by President Droupadi Murmu at the President’s house.

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India sent invitations to Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, Seychelles Vice President Ahmed Afif, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth; Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda’, and Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.
 

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Published June 8th, 2024 at 18:29 IST