March 13, 2012 1:10:16 am
At least six chief ministers will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Parkash Singh Badal and his cabinet colleagues on March 14. While several national-level leaders will also be present,Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Leader of the Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal are not attending the ceremony to be held at Banda Bahadur Memorial at Chappar Chiri.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Gujarat CM Narendra Modi,Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh,Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda,J&K CM Omar Abdullah and Himachal Pradesh CM Prem Kumar Dhumal have confirmed their participation,according to the Punjab CMO.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee are learnt to have assured him of sending their representatives. Bihar Rural Works Department Minister Bhim Singh will represent Nitish at the function. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa,too,is sending her representative. Also will be present former Haryana CM and INLD president Om Parkash Chautala,senior BJP leader L K Advani,Union ministers Farooq Abdullah,Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel.
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