Monday November 19, 2018
Home India Nitish invite...

Nitish invites Advani, Shatrughan to oath-taking ceremony

0
//
Republish
Reprint

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s move to invite veteran BJP leader LK Advani and BJP Lok Sabha member Shatrughan Sinha to his oath-taking ceremony has raised many eyebrows.

Although the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) badly lost the assembly polls to Nitish Kumar’s Grand Alliance, Shatrughan Sinha has repeatedly publicly praised the chief minister. Advani is also said to have a soft corner for Nitish Kumar.

The oath taking ceremony is slated on November 20.

“Advani and Shatrughan Sinha have been invited to the event at Gandhi Maidan. We sent invitations to both of them,” said a Janata Dal-United leader close to Nitish Kumar.

However, no invitation has been sent to any other BJP leader, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.

The event is expected to see a galaxy of top political leaders including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, chief ministers Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi, Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh.

JD-U leaders say the event — where the star attraction will be RJD chief Lalu Prasad — will mark a new beginning of opposition unity in the country.

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda is also likely to attend the oath-taking, besides former Jharkhand chief ministers Babulal Marandi and Hemant Soren and INLD leader Abhay Chautala.

Lalu Prasad and JD-U president Sharad Yadav will be the main guests.

According to JD-U leaders, Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister along with a 36-member council of ministers on November 20.

The RJD emerged as the single largest party in the 243-seat house with 80 assembly seats followed by the JD-U (71) and the Congress (27 seats).

There will be 16 ministers from the RJD, 15 from the JD-U and five from the Congress in the new government.

Critics opined that the oath ceremony might be the forum where a new ‘third front’ is expected to be incubated.

(With inputs from agencies)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 NewsGram

Next Story

All Religions Flourished In India: Modi

"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

0
Narendra Modi App
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (FILE PHOTO)
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi says that all religions flourished in India
  • He said that every religion found life in India
  • Modi said that India is a land of many religions and festivals

Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Also Read:  Amazing Platform where Prime Minister connects with the citizens

“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

Narendra Modi app
Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS