The AIADMK supremo, however expressed her inability to attend the ceremony as she was scheduled to undertake campaign for the March 18 Sanakarankoil Assembly bypoll on that day.
Having conveyed her inability to attend the swearing-in ceremony though she would have liked to, Jayalalithaa said she will depute her party MPs Dr V Maithreyan and M Thambidurai on her behalf, an official release said.
The chief minister had also invited his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to his swearing-in ceremony.
“Badal telephoned Banerjee on Friday and invited her to attend his swearing-in as chief minister at Chandigarh,” state secretariat sources said.
Mamata and other non Congress chief ministers had come together in opposing the Centre’s move to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre alleging it would affect the federal structure of the country.
The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition retained power in Punjab in the recent Assembly election in the state.
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