Mamata Banerjee will not attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today confirmed that she won’t attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi on May 30 in New Delhi.
Mamata Banerjee said that circumstances have changed her mind to attend the constitutional invitation of PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Banerjee said, “In the last one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP is claiming 54 people have been murdered in political violence in Bengal. This is completely untrue and there have been no political murders in Bengal. There is no record with us. Sorry this has compelled me not to attend the ceremony.”
Meanwhile, Mamata’s decision has been slammed by BJP saying that shw was just skipping the event over the party’s decision to invite families of workers killed in the violence.
Earlier, Mamata said that she has spoken to a couple of other chief ministers and she has decided to attend the swearing-in ceremony saying that there are certain ceremonial programmes under the Constitution and they try to attend such events when they get an invitation for the swearing-in programmes of the President and Prime Minister.