New Delhi: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will attend Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony as Prime Minister, scheduled to be held on May 30, Thursday.
The swearing-in ceremony of Modi and his Council of Ministers is scheduled to take place on Thursday at 7 PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (ALSO READ: With Invites to 54 ‘Special Guests’ For Swearing-in Ceremony, PM Modi Sends Message to Mamata)
A number of Heads of States, Heads of Governments, Constitutional Authorities, Diplomats, senior political leaders, government officials, media persons are scheduled to attend the ceremony.
Meanwhile, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee decided not to attend Modi’s oath-taking ceremony. The development came on Wednesday hours after it surfaced that the latter has invited families of BJP workers who were killed in political clashes in West Bengal to the event.
Taking to Twitter, the TMC conveyed her dismay at the state of affairs and said, “The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party.”
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Delhi Traffic Police ahead of the ceremony. As per the traffic advisory issued on Wednesday, several roads in New Delhi District will be closed for movement of public between 4 PM to 9 PM on Thursday and asked motorists and public to avoid them.
Further, roads including Rajpath – from Vijay chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay chowk and adjoining areas including North and South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara-Shikoh Road and Church Road will be closed for public between 4 PM to 9 PM.
Meanwhile, traffic will face diversions on several roads including Akbar Road, Rajpath, Teen Murti Marg, Krishna Menon Marg, Pandit Pant Marg, Talkatora Road, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, Tyagaraj Marg and SP Marg.
The traffic will also be diverted on Khushak Road, K Kamaraj Marg, Rajaji Marg, Shanti Path, Raisina Road — beyond Rail Bhawan roundabout towards Parliament House and Moti Lal Nehru Marg (beyond roundabout Udyog Bhawan towards R.P. Bhawan).