I will watch the India-Pakistan match, not Modi's oath… Congress leader Shashi Tharoor taunts

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: PM Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the third time on Sunday. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has taken a dig at Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Tharoor said that instead of attending the ceremony, he will watch the India-Pakistan match because he has not been invited. Tharoor said, 'I have not been invited to the swearing-in ceremony, so I will watch the India vs Pakistan match.'

What did Shashi Tharoor say about the swearing-in ceremony?
Let us tell you that the match between India and Pakistan will be played on Sunday, June 9. This match will be at 8 pm. Modi's swearing-in ceremony will also take place on the same day, the time of which is 7:15 pm. Prime Minister Modi is preparing to take oath as Prime Minister for the third consecutive time, so many leaders and heads of state of neighboring countries have been invited as special guests.

These foreign guests will be included
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, 'President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Maldives Mohammed Muizzu, Vice President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay have accepted the invitation to attend.'

Muizzu's invitation was accepted with importance
Speaking about India-Maldives relations, Tharoor acknowledged the importance of inviting Maldives despite recent controversies and expressed confidence in a possible meeting between Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu and Prime Minister Modi after the ceremony. He also said that India has invited all its neighbours except Pakistan, which gives a signal.

Tharoor also talked about Pakistan
He said, “It is a good thing that Maldives is at least coming here and trying to talk. They have not been very friendly towards our interests for some time. This is the first time the President is coming here. I am assuming that this visit will be used for some other meetings as well.” The Congress MP said, “This is a good tradition which started with the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi. But this time a tradition has been reduced. They have not invited Pakistan. So, this is also a signal.”

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