"Manjhi will attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony as he has to raise the demand of special category status to Bihar," said an official of the chief minister's office.

Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Sunday decided not to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

Modi had earlier called Manjhi over phone and assured him of all support for the state's development.

Meanwhile, JD (U) general secretary and spokesperson KC Tyagi said he will attend the swearing-in ceremony as the "representative of JD-U".


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