President Droupadi Murmu is set to host a grand dinner during the G20 summit in New Delhi, with 170 special invitees. The event will be held at Bharat Mandapam, the summit’s venue, on the opening day. The guest list includes former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, as well as various chief ministers from different states.
The G20 Summit in Delhi commenced with Prime Minister Modi’s address. In a significant development, the African Union joined the G20, following PM Modi’s proposal, which received unanimous support from member countries. This move was met with applause from world leaders at the summit.
Distinguished Guests on the List for the G20 Special Dinner
Apart from foreign leaders, heads of delegates, and representatives from various states, the gala dinner will also see prominent attendees like President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with his wife Sudesh Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President Ram Nath Kovind, and former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
Apart from foreign leaders and heads of delegates, Chief ministers of all the states, cabinet and state ministers, secretaries in the Central government, and other distinguished guests have been invited to the gala dinner that will be held at the multi-function hall of the Bharat Mandapam on September 9.
The event’s host, President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with his wife Sudesh Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President Ram Nath Kovind, and former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will join the dinner party.
The list of cabinet ministers who are going to attend the event include, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, S Jaishankar, Arjun Munda, Smriti Irani, and Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pralhad Joshi.
Union ministers who have been invited to dinner include Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Virendra Kumar, Giriraj Singh, Jyotiraditya Nath Sindhiya, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Kiran Rijiju, Rajkumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupendra Yadav, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Purushotam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, and Anurag Thakur.
Minister of state who are invited for the dinner are Rao Indrajeet Singh, Jitendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shripad Yasho Naik, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Prahlad Singh Patel, Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, Vijay Kumar Singh, Krishna Pal Gurjar, Rao Sahab Patil, Ramdas Athavale ,Sadhvi Niranjana Jyoti, Sanjiv Kumar Baliyan, Nityanand Rai, Pankaj Chaudhari, Anupriya Patel SP Singh Baghel, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, Shobha karandalaje, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Darshana Jardosh, V. Muraleedharan, Meenakshi Lekhi, Som Prakash, Renuka Singh, Rameswar Teli, Kailash Chaudhary, Annpurna Devi, A Narayan Swami, Kaushal Kishor, Ajay Bhatt, BL Verma, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Debu Singh Chauhan, Bhagwat Khuba, Kapil Moreshwar Patil ,Pratima Bhaumik, Subhash Sarkar, Bhagwat Krishna Rao Karad ,Rajkumar Ranjan Singh ,Bhartiya Pravin Pawar, Visheshwar Tudu, Sukant Thakur, Mahendra Bhai, John Barla, Dr Ilmurugan, Nisith Pramanik.
CAG of India Girish Chandra Murmu, Lok Sabha Speaker, OM Birla, NSA Ajit Doval, Delhi LG VK Saxena, G20 Sharepa Amitabh Kant, and other important officials and distinguished guests will join the dinner.
Former Prime Ministers Dr. Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda have also been invited to the special occasion. However, Deve Gowda on Friday informed that he won’t be able to attend the G20 dinner hosted by President Murmu due to health reasons.
The names of chief ministers who have been invited for the dinner include Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Goa CM Pramod Sawant, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, Manipur CM N. Biren Singh, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Puducherry CM Rangaswami, Punjab CM Bhagwan Singh Mann, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Sikkim CM PS Golai, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, Tripura CM Manik Shah, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Uttrakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Excluded Guests: Who Didn’t Receive Invitations to the G20 Special Dinner
However, it’s important to note that leaders from other political parties have not been extended invitations to the special dinner. The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, was notably not invited. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was in Brussels, criticized the government for excluding Kharge from the event, emphasizing the importance of valuing the leader of a significant portion of India’s population.