Mamata Banerjee says she'll attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as 'constitutional courtesy'

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as prime minister on 30 May.

Press Trust of India May 28, 2019 20:28:09 IST
Mamata Banerjee says she'll attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as 'constitutional courtesy'
  • Mamata Banerjee said she will attend the Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

  • Modi will take the oath of office on 30 May to serve as the prime minister for a second term

  • She told reporters she will be attending the event as 'constitutional courtesy'

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as prime minister on 30 May.

Mamata told reporters at the state secretariat that the invitation for the ceremony arrived on Tuesday and she will be attending it as "constitutional courtesy".

"I have spoken to a couple of other chief ministers and decided to attend it," she said.

"There are certain ceremonial programmes under the Constitution. We try to attend such programmes when get invitation for swearing-in programmes of the president and the prime minister," Banerjee added.

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