Pakistan PM Uninvited Due To Internal Politics
Prime Minister Modi on 23rd May, Thursday led his Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to an enormous victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 303 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. The swearing-in ceremony of the re-elected Prime minister will be on 30th May.
The government on Monday announced in New Delhi that it has invited leaders from BIMSTEC countries to Prime Minister Modi's inauguration, leaving out Pakistan, which is not a member of the regional grouping.
The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectorial Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal.
India has not invited Pakistan Prime Minister Khan to Prime Minister Modi's inauguration, according to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Prime Minister Modi's entire focus during the election campaign was on Pakistan-bashing. Adding that India's internal politics did not permit PM Modi to extend an invitation.