Business Tycoon Ratan Tata departed for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in that will take place at 7 PM in Delhi. In the picture that has surfaced on the internet, the Chairman of the Tata Group can be seen dressed in formals.
Apart from him, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, business honchos Ajay Piramal, John Chambers and Bill Gates have also been extended invitation for Modi's swearing-in.
IMF Managing Director and Chairman Christine Lagarde have also been invited, sources said. However, there was no confirmation on the invitees who have confirmed their presence.
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.
All prominent opposition leaders, chief ministers, and governors have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony. The opposition leaders who have been invited include Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC supremo, and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, AAP supremo, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
However, a day before swearing-in, Mamata Banerjee stated that she would not attend his oath-taking ceremony.
In a statement, she said that the BJP has claimed that 54 people were murdered in West Bengal in poll violence and calling them as falsehoods, due to which she has decided to not attend the ceremony. She also went on to post an elaborate statement of the same on Twitter.