Some politicians may not attend the oath taking ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray.
New Delhi: Just a couple of hours left for its oath-taking ceremony of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister of Maharashtra, upgrades started pouring in that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal won’t be able to attend the mega event because of their private engagements. According to an update from news agency ANI, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal won’t attend the swearing-in service of Uddhav Thackeray due to his private engagements. Earlier in the afternoon, media reports indicated that Sonia and her son Rahul were unlikely to attend the swearing-in ceremony which is all set to be held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai at 6:40 PM.
Meanwhile, first-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray flew to Delhi on Wednesday to extend a special invitation to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. However, after meeting her, Aaditya said he had come to seek Sonia’s blessings before the oath-taking service of his father. But a senior Shiv Sena leader told IANS that Aaditya has made for Delhi to invite Sonia and Rahul for its swearing-in ceremony.
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena and Congress leaders had confirmed that they have encouraged Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and DMK president MK Stalin for the event. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut meanwhile had informed his party would encourage Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah into the mega event.
Meanwhile, there was another update that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has confirmed he will attend Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in service in Mumbai. Apart from the political leaders, around 400 farmers from several areas of Maharashtra are invited for the mega event with the objective highlight their plight and to waive their own farm loans.