President Murmu's dinner ceremony on Saturday, former PM and these Chief Ministers will not attend
President Dinner 2023: President Draupadi Murmu has organized a dinner on Saturday (September 9) for global leaders on the occasion of G20. Big leaders of the country have also been invited to this. Former Prime Ministers of the country Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda will not be able to attend this dinner due to health reasons. Deve Gowda said on the occasion that I wish the G20 summit a grand success.
President Draupadi Murmu has hosted a dinner for global leaders on Saturday (September 9) to commemorate the G20. Big leaders of the country have also been invited to this. Former Prime Ministers of the country Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda will not be able to attend this dinner due to "health reasons".
Sources said former prime ministers and chief ministers of opposition-ruled states, among others, have been invited to the dinner. Both Manmohan Singh and Deve Gowda have informed the Central Government about their inability to attend the dinner. "I wish the G20 summit a resounding success," Deve Gowda said on the occasion.
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will attend the event, she has confirmed. According to sources, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann are also likely to attend the G20 dinner.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu will also reach Delhi on September 9 to attend the President's dinner. Close associates of CM Sukhu have confirmed this. There are also reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may also attend the dinner.
Meanwhile, Congress sources said that Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge has not been invited to the President's dinner. Kharge is equivalent to the rank of Union Minister and holds a constitutional post. When asked about Kharge not being invited to the G20 dinner, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "That he has decided not to invite the Leader of the Opposition tells you something."
Asked about this, he told reporters in Brussels, "It tells you that they do not value the leader of 60 percent of India's population and that is something people should think about. They need to do that." Why is it felt and what is the thinking behind it?"
However, the presence of the chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan is yet to be confirmed for the dinner. President Murmu will host a dinner at Bharat Mandapam, the venue of the G20 summit of world leaders, on Saturday.