After a landslide victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to take oath for his second term. The guest list for the ceremony includes heads of several neighboring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and a few famous personalities of the entertainment industry.
Several film stars, including Kangana Ranaut, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Bhansali, Karan Johar and Rajnikanth, have also been invited. While the 'Manikarnika' actress has already left for the capital, updates of the other Bollywood celebrities are awaited.
As per ANI, Vivek Oberoi and Boman Irani are also invited and have arrived in the national capital to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While Oberoi referred to Modi's oath-taking day as a "big day for the whole country", Irani said, "Congratulations to the BJP, we hope that they keep standing on to our expectations as they have been doing for the past five years."
Capping his spectacular election victory, Modi will take oath along with a new council of ministers on Thursday for a second term at a glittering ceremony to be attended by opposition leaders, corporate honchos, film stars and a galaxy of leaders from BIMSTEC countries.
Over 6,000 guests are expected to attend the ceremony at the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan which is generally used for according ceremonial reception to visiting heads of state.
Leaders of BIMSTEC countries, including President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, President of Myanmar U Win Myint and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, have already confirmed their attendance.
From Thailand, it's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will represent the country at the ceremony. Besides India, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan.
The government has also invited Kyrgyz President and current chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth for the event. Both leaders have confirmed their participation.
All prominent opposition leaders, chief ministers, and governors have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.
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