Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor MC Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik likely to attend swearing-in ceremony of Pranab Mukherjee as president of India. Governor Bhandare who was in foreign tour returned to India on Monday.
After attending the swearing ceremony of Pranab Mukherjee at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 25th July, he will return to the on the same day. Speculation rife that after Bhandare's arrival CM Patnaik will expanded his much awaited ministry.
It should be noted that the President-elect Shri Pranab Mukherjee will assume the office of President of India on July 25, 2012 (Wednesday).
The Ceremony of assumption of office by the President-elect will be held, at 11.30 AM in the Central Hall of Parliament House.
The Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Members of Council of Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of Parliament and Principal Civil and Military Officers of the Government of India will assemble in the Central Hall for the Ceremony.
The President and the President-elect will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession. After the President-elect takes the oath of office in the Presence of the Chief Justice of India, a 21-Gun Salute will be fired. The President will then deliver an address. On the conclusion of the Ceremony in Central Hall, the President will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in the forecourt and courtesies will be extended to the outgoing President.