The stage is set for the oath taking ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna tomorrow. All arrangements have been made for the function at the Gandhi Maidan, Patna Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not be able to attend the function due to prior engagements. He has deputed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu to represent the Union Government at the ceremony.
The Chief Minister’s Office has released a list of guests which include Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, his National Conference counterpart Farooq Abdullah and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.
The official guest list has names of nine chief ministers including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal and U.P. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Six chief ministers of Congress ruled states would also attend the ceremony.