After a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha Polls 2019, a grand swearing-in ceremony for PM Modi and his council of ministers is on the cards.
The country is all set to bear witness to the swearing-in ceremony for PM Modi and his council of ministers later this evening.
PM Modi also visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee to pay tributes to the late leaders ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, this morning.
Paid tributes to respected Bapu at Rajghat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 30, 2019
This year, we mark the 150th Jayanti of Bapu. May this special occasion further popularise Bapu’s noble ideals and continue inspiring us to empower the lives of the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. pic.twitter.com/7HLOgdXzzx
According to reports, around 8,000 guests are expected to attend the grand ceremony.
Leaders of all BIMSTEC countries that include, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand have confirmed their participation.
The foreign dignitaries have already started arriving in New Delhi.
President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, arrives in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today. pic.twitter.com/TRgofyPxZx— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2019
President of Myanmar, U Win Myint, arrives in Delhi. He will attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan later today. pic.twitter.com/GVNGMdGx21— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2019
The chief ministers of all states have been invited to attend the ceremony. However, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Bhaghel have expressed their inability to attend the event.
Over 10,000 security personnel from the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed for the ceremony.
Madhur Verma, DCP, New Delhi: Delhi Police have made elaborate arrangements for PM's swearing-in ceremony. Today we have three-layer security arrangements, the first layer is of VIP security as well as Rashtrapati Bhawan, followed by a layer of Delhi Police. pic.twitter.com/rehfZ5xSF3— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2019
In a gesture to honour the Pulwama martyrs, their families have also been invited to attend the event.
Family members of Sudip Biswas, one of the CRPF personnel who lost his life in Pulwama terror attack (February 14) arrive in Delhi to attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony. His mother says,"We have been invited to attend the event. Despite being in sorrow we have come here." pic.twitter.com/t8mx1N3QYn— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2019
According to a report by TOI, family members of one of the martyrs from West Bengal have confirmed their participation.
Just yesterday, 29th May 2019, he held a meeting with BJP President Amit Shah to discuss the final names of those who will be a part of the Cabinet.
With Arun Jaitley announcing his inability to seek a ministerial position in the new Cabinet, speculations about current Railway Minister Piyush Goyal holding the coveted ministry are rife.
Amit Shah who has been a significant face behind the landslide victory of the BJP government is also expected to get one of the four important portfolios - finance, home, defence or external affairs.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who did not contest the elections on the grounds of bad health is also expected to be a part of the new Modi Cabinet
Other important names that can be a part of PM Modi's new Cabinet are the current ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh.
Reports suggest that the new Cabinet ministers will meet PM Modi at his residence at around 4:30 PM.
The swearing-in ceremony will be telecast live on all Doordarshan channels and on the YouTube channel of Doordarshan from 6:30 PM.