Rahul, Sonia Gandhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 29, 2019, 07.38 PM(IST)

File photo: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are major stakeholders in the National Herald case. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

Story highlights

The ceremony will be a grand event with the presence of many world leaders, politicians and celebrities. It will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7pm.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony for the second term on May 30.

The ceremony will be a grand event with the presence of many world leaders, politicians and celebrities. It will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7pm.

×

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a clear majority with 303 seats, which is 22 more than its 2014 tally. Along with its allies, the NDA stands at 352 in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Watch: Rahul adamant on resignation, wants a non-Gandhi as next Congress president

At the same time, Congress suffered a crushing defeat and since then the party is in existential crisis. Many ministers have quit the party over their failure in the Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress president had offered to step down from the party post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held last Saturday, taking moral responsibility for Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

However, Rahul's offer of resignation was unanimously rejected by the CWC.