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Kumaraswamy to attend Ashok Gehlot's swearing-in on Dec 17: These are other leaders who would attend

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Bengaluru, Dec 15: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday confirmed that he would attend Ashok Gehlot's swearing-in as the Rajasthan Chief Minister.

Here is a list of others leaders who would attend Gehlot's swearing-in:

HD Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy

Leaders from several non-BJP parties, which figure in opposition unity attempts ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, are expected at the swearing in of Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan chief minister in Jaipur on Monday. Sachin Pilot will also be sworn in as the state's deputy chief minister at the 10 am ceremony to be held on the grounds of Albert Hall Museum, an iconic 19th century building.

Rajasthan CM designate Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM designate Ashok Gehlot

The guest list is headed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and includes former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge is also likely to be there. Others expected at the ceremony include Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and Telugu Desam Party's N Chandrababu Naidu.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Rashtriya Janata Dal's Tejashwi Yadav, DMK's M K Stalin and Kanimozhi, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's Hemant Soren, Janata Vikas Morcha's Babulal Marandi and All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal are also likely to participate, Congress sources said.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh

The Congress won 99 seats and the BJP 73 out of the 199 where polling took place on December 7 for the Rajasthan assembly. Both Gehlot and Pilot, who heads the Pradesh Congress Committee, were vying for the chief minister's post. Deliberations stretched over two days before the Gehlot, who has been chief minister twice before, was named the next CM.

OneIndia News with PTI inputs

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