Proposers from Varanasi also make the cut

Classical singer Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra, Justice (retd) Giridhar Malviya, boatman Veer Bhadra Nishad and weaver Ashok, who were the proposers for Narendra Modi when he filed his nomination from Varanasi, have been invited to Monday’s swearing-in. “Today, I received a phone call from Delhi. They informed me my travel ticket and entry pass will be made available to me on Sunday,” Mishra said.

Nearly 125 guests from UP, including state BJP leaders, will attend the event. Apart from four proposers, 21 others from Varanasi have been invited. Party state president Laxmikant Bajpai left for Delhi Saturday night.