Mamata Banerjee won’t attend PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony tomorrow

My Times Today.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not going to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief announced her decision in a tweet on Wednesday, accusing the BJP of making false claims about political violence in Bengal.

“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 are claiming 54 people have been murdered in political violence in Bengal. This is completely untrue,” Banerjee said in her statement posted on Twitter. The tweet accompanying the statement reads, “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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