Miffed Mamata Banerjee not to attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi : Hours after it was released that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited the family members of BJP workers, who were killed in political clashes in West Bengal, to his oath-taking ceremony, Mamata Banerjee decided not to be a part of the event.
Conveying her dismay at the state of affairs, she said, "The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party."
Earlier today, a BJP worker revealed that 51 special guests, all family members of BJP workers killed during WB clashes, have been invited to the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This invite was seen as a message to Mamata Banerjee, who was scheduled to attend the oath taking ceremony of Narendra Modi and his Council of ministers.
Meanwhile, kin of one of the slain BJP workers in Bengal spoke to news agency ANI: "My husband gave his life for Modi ji's victory.We want justice."
Recently, clashes were reported during a rally of BJP chief Amit Shah during Lok Sabha Election 2019 campaigns. Several of BJP and TMC workers were injured in the conflict and in the ruckus, a bust of social activist Ishwar Vidyasagar kept in a college campus was destroyed by some miscreants.