Government sources told rediff.com that the swearing-in ceremony of new government will not take place before May 21.
May 21, is the day when former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi [ Images ] was assassinated by Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam suicide bombers at Sriperambadur in Tamil Nadu.
In view of the serious developments in Sri Lanka [ Images ] and decimation of the LTTE [ Images ], the government would not take any risks, said a source in government.
The Congress strategists have made a long list of independents to take on board in lieu of their support to the United Progressive Alliance [ Images ] government. These independents are meeting members of Congress core group and once their support is finalized they are taken to meet Sonia Gandhi [ Images ] to close the deal.