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75 foreign dignitaries to attend Modi’s swearing-in


New Delhi:   The BJP Overseas Affairs Sunday said 75 of the 90 foreign dignitaries it invited from across the world have confirmed they will join in at Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony Monday.

“We had sent invitations to 90 dignitaries, which include non-resident Indians, people of Indian-origin and others,” Vijay Jolly, global convenor of the BJP Overseas Affairs, told IANS here.

Overseas Affairs is an arm of the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and maintains contact with people and political parties abroad.

Dignitaries from Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Kenya, Taiwan, Guyana, Denmark, Israel, Australia, and Hong Kong, among others, will attend the ceremony.

Besides, leaders of eight SAARC countries, including Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will be present at the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam will also attend the event Monday.