Ahead of the grand swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for the second consecutive term, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and other leaders have left for New Delhi to attend the high profile event. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam, Ministers and alliance leaders of the BJP left for New Delhi by flight this morning.
Meanwhile, reports have claimed that Panneerselvam's son O P Raveendranath Kumar, the lone Lok Sabha MP from the AIADMK-BJP alliance, has received a call from the Prime Minister's office. This has led to speculation that he would be appointed as a Central Minister.
Leaders from various countries have reached the capital for the swearing in ceremony, in which 8,000 guests will take part. A tight security blanket is in place all over Delhi in view of the function.