New Delhi: Prime-Minister designate Narendra Modi will sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister on Monday at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. The mega event will be attended by around 4,000 Indian and foreign dignitaries, including key leaders from all the seven SAARC nations.
Even though there is a long list of leaders who will attend the ceremony, there are many who will give it a miss.
International leaders attending the ceremony:
Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan Prime Minister
Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka President
Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan President
Abdulla Yameen: Maldives President
Tshering Tobgay: Bhutan Prime Minister
Sushil Koirala: Nepal Prime Minister
Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury: Bangladesh Parliament Speaker
Navinchandra Ramgoolam: Mauritius Prime Minister
Indian leaders attending the ceremony:
Manmohan Singh: Outgoing Prime Minister
Hamid Ansari: Vice President
P Chidambaram: Outgoing Finance Minister
Sonia Gandhi: Congress President
Rahul Gandhi: Congress Vice President
Jeetan Ram Manjhi: Bihar Chief Minister
Anandiben Patel: Gujarat Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Raman Singh: Chhattisgarh chief Minister
Vasundhara Raje: Rajasthan Chief Minister
Hemant Soren: Jharkhand Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Pradip Amat: Odisha Finance Minister
Amit Mitra: West Bengal Finance Minister
Sharad Pawar: Outgoing Agriculture Minister and NCP chief
Praful Patel: Former Union Minister and NCP leader
Mulayam Signh Yadav: Samajwadi Party supremo
Uddhav Thackeray: Shiv Sena chief
N Chandrababu Naidu: Telugu Desam Party chief
HD Deve Gowda: Janata Dal Secular chief
K Chandrasekhar Rao: Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief
APJ Abdul Kalam: Former President
Pratibha Patil: Former President
Montek Singh Ahluwalia: Outgoing Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
Sheila Dikshit: Governor of Kerala
Tarun Gogoi: Outgoing Chief Minister of Assam
Parkash Singh Badal: Shiromani Akali Dal chief
All 21 Gujarat ministers will attend the ceremony
Indian leaders not attending the ceremony:
J Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal Chief Minister
K Siddaramaiah: Karnataka Chief Minister
Oommen Chandy: Kerala Chief Minister
Naveen Patnaik: Odisha Chief Minister
Ramdas Athawale: Republican Party of India
Vadodara's erstwhile royal family Shubhanginidevi Raje-Gaekwad, tea vendor Kiran Mahida, former Gujarat minister Makrand Desai's widow Neelaben Desai and founder-president of the city unit of the BJP Bhupendra Patel will attend the ceremony.
Superstar Rajinikanth will skip the ceremony. His wife Latha will attend the ceremony.
Lyricist Javed Akhtar, script writer Salim Khan will attend the ceremony. Director Rakesh Roshn
is present at the ceremony.
Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Anupan Kher, Sikander, Vivek Oberoi, Hrithik Roshan will attend the ceremony.
Narendra Modi's brother Prahlad will not attend the ceremony.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar skips the ceremony. Singer and composer Bappi Lahiri was seen at the venue.
Modi's mother did not attend the ceremony.
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani attend the event with his wife Nita. Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani also attends the event.
Founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar attends the event.
Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar attends thew ceremony.
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi seen at the event.