The High Court has directed the state government to restrict the number of attendees at the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday to the lowest and strictly follow all Covid guidelines and protocol.
The government of Kerala, a forerunner in Covid management, should restrict the number to the maximum to avoid the spread Covid, said the court.
The online petition seeking a virtual swearing-in ceremony of the new government was started by Thiruvananthapuram native Arvind Soju and Binu K N.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 3.30 pm on Thursday. In social media, several pro-left handles had aired their reservations over such a ceremony when the Covid-19 second wave is raging
The suggestion comes on a day when TNIE had argued in an editorial that "the CM can set an example, and thereby create history again, by exploring the options for a virtual ceremony."
The MLAs will formally elect DMK chief MK Stalin as leader of the party to assume the chief minister's office.
The swearing in will be a low-key affair and held in the Raj Bhavan.
Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu and his ministerial colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony held in Itanagar.
The BJD, which won 112 seats in the 147-member Assembly in the recently concluded elections, held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, has been in power in Odisha since 2000.
Sources close to both actors confirmed the two being invited to Modi's swearing-in scheduled on Thursday, but did not divulge if the veterans would participate.
A statement issued on Sunday had said that the President will administer the oath of the office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers at 7 pm on May 30.
Sidhu said former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away yesterday, also talked about peace between the two countries.
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