Akhilesh Yadav, his wife and MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav, nephews Akshay Pratap (MP from Firozabad) and Dharmendra Yadav (MP from Badaun), have left for Delhi to be part of the swearing-in ceremony.

Mulayam Singh flew into the national capital on Sunday and has confirmed his presence. The Samjwadi Party has been routed by Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has shrunk to five seats from 22 in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

During the 2014 campaign, the BJP leaders and SP's first family traded serious charges against each other and the campaign turned vitriolic.

However, setting aside the past, a close aide of the Chief Minister said that Akhilesh had decided to be at the swearing-in "purely as part of political courtesy" and "hoping that the centre-state relationship remain cordial".

BJP won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state and its alliance partner Apna Dal won two other seats.

There is no word on whether BSP chief Mayawati, whose party won none of the seats it contested, will attend the event.

Several BJP leaders, including city mayors and legislators, on Sunday left for the national capital to be at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

(JPN/Agencies)

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