West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she will not be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as prime minister on May 30 in New Delhi.
Saying that it was her plan to attend the "constitutional invitation", Mamata Banerjee said circumstances changed her mind.
The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party
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"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," Mamata Banerjee wrote in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.
"This is completely untrue. There have been no political murders in Bengal. There is no record with us. Sorry, this has compelled me not to attend the ceremony," Mamata Banerjee added.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo had earlier said she would attend the as "constitutional courtesy" after she received the invitation on Tuesday.
"I have spoken to a couple of other chief ministers and have decided to attend it. There are certain ceremonial programs under the Constitution. We try to attend such events when we get an invitation for the swearing-in programs of the president and the prime minister," Mamata had said.Read News
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