Besides, many Union ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers were among the VVIP guests at the high-profile event, organised at 9, Ashoka road, adjacent to the BJP party headquarters in the capital.

Leaders from across the political spectrum, including BJP allies and opposition, were also present.

While BJP allies at the ceremony included Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackarey and Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir, the opposition stalwarts present were NCP chief Sharad Pawar and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The Congress leader spotted at the function was former MoS Rajeev Shukla.

Also present was Mehbooba Mufti, president of PDP, which is in talks with BJP over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

TMC leader and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, TRS Chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and the CMs of BJP-ruled Maharashtra and Haryana Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar also came.

From the saffron family, party veteran L K Advani and RSS strongman Bhaiyaji Joshi were among a host of party seniors.

Yoga guru Ramdev and controversial BJP leaders – Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and MP Sakshi Maharaj were also among the guests at the event that came close on the heels of BJP's loss in Delhi Assembly polls.     

Governors who graced the ceremony included Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, UP Governor Ram Naik and Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi.

The business community was also well represented with Gautam Adani and Sunil Mittal among attendees. Former BCCI chief N Srinivasan was also spotted on the occasion.

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