New Delhi, May 29: An angry Mamata Banerjee says that she will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and blames BJP for the same; this is a U-Turn as earlier she had agreed to attend the same calling it a constitutional courtesy.
So finally Mamata Banerjee will won't attend PM Narendra Modi's oath ceremony.
Mamata Banerjee, after saying she would try to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony in Delhi on Thursday as a constitutional duty, did a 180 degree today, saying: "Please excuse me".The CM, in a curt letter posted on Twitter, referred to the BJP's allegation that 54 of its workers had been killed in political violence in Bengal and called it "completely untrue".On Tuesday, the Bengal CM had surprised many by saying she would attend PM Modi's swearing-in, that too on a day the ruling BJP flaunted a large group of defectors from her Trinamool Congress and threatened more switches.The BJP today said it had invited -- following a decision taken by PM Modi and Amit Shah -- the families of 54 workers allegedly killed in Bengal over the last two years. That apparently triggered Mamata Banerjee's change of mind and a sharp retort.
TMC's performance in Lok Sabha election was shocking for Mamata Banerjee
The performance in Lok Sabha elections had shocked all and especially the TMC as, since the time Mamata Banerjee has been the chief minister of Bengal, the party has been on a winning spree.
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday had offered to quit as the chief minister of West Bengal following her party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls but the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rejected it.Addressing her first press conference after the election results were declared, Mamata accused the BJP of polarising people on religious lines to garner votes in West Bengal."At TMC's internal meeting, I offered to leave the chief minister's post. However, the offer was rejected by the party and I may continue," Banerjee said.