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After pitched battle with BJP, Mamata to skip Modi's oath-taking ceremony

Apparently, the BJP has invited the kin of dead BJP workers who lost their lives in the alleged political violence in Bengal, as special invitees, to Modi's oath-taking ceremony

Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Avishek Rakshit Kolkata
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided not to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on Thursday. She had earlier said she would attend the event as “constitutional duty and courtesy”. Her U-turn comes after the BJP’s claim of political violence in Bengal, which she has refuted. She had skipped the ceremony in 2014 as well. 

“Congratulations, new prime minister Narendra Modi Ji. It was my plan to accept the Constitutional invitation and attend the oath-taking ceremony. However, in the last one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP is claiming 54 people have been murdered in political

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 7:19 PM IST

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