MR Defies Tamil Nadu Pressure: Says He Will Attend Modi's Swearing In

Despite the pressure mounted by Tamil Nadu political parties, Sri Lankan  President Mahinda Rajapaksa will attend the swearing in ceremony of India's Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi. 

Rajapaksa will participate in the swearing in ceremony of Narendra modi which will take place at the forecourt of the historic Rashtrapati Bhavan with the participation of over 3000 guests, highly placed government sources confirmed on Friday.
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Along with Rajapaksa, other heads of state of the SAARC region will also take part in Modi's swearing in ceremony, including Pakistani Head of State Nawaz Sheriff. 
Tamil Nadu leaders, including Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi have expressed their strong opposition over Modi's decision to invite Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing in ceremony.
MDMK, an ally of BJP, had already opposed Rajapaksa's participation in Modi's swearing-in but other major NDA constituents in the state--DMDK and PMK, are yet to make their stand official on this matter. 


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