Vasundhara Raje will be sworn in as chief minister at a star-studded ceremony on the premises of the Assembly building in Jaipur on Friday. Governor Margaret Alva will administer the oath of office to Raje in the presence of several senior BJP leaders including LK Advani, prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders, party sources said. The ceremony will start at 11.45 am and is expected to continue till 2 pm.
Eleven chartered flights will be coming to Jaipur airport with the guests. Till afternoon about 40,000 passes were distributed to various party workers for the oath taking ceremony, said sources.
For Raje’s swearing-in ceremony BJP’s national organisational secretary Ramlal, former president Nitin Gadkari, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, senior leaders Venkaiah Naidu, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah, former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP leader Gopinath Munde and other senior leaders will be coming down to Jaipur.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and senior party leader Murli Maohar Joshi will not be able to make it because of the ongoing session of Parliament. Party’s chief minister candidate for Delhi Harshwardhan too is not coming. He cancelled his visit due to ongoing political situation in Delhi.
Meanwhile party leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain, Kaptan Singh Solanki and Satpal Malik have already arrived in city on Thursday while other guests are expected to arrive on Friday morning. City’s five stars hotels have been booked to accommodate the VVIPs attending the ceremony. However, due to the peak tourist season most city hotels, particularly the 5-stars are finding it difficult to provide accommodation to the visiting guests.
Over 50 thousands visitors are expected to attend the ceremony for which arrangements are being made within the building premises and outside Janpath, sources said.
Seating arrangements, drinking water facility, parking and security among other arrangements were being finalised till late night for visitors who will attend the programme at Janpath.