MP CM Kamal Nath, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that they will skip the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi slated for May 30. Chief Ministers said that they are busy with their prior engagements.
Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that he have sought time from PMO to meet him later. CM Baghel in a tweet said, ‘I am not able to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the prime minister due to predetermined programmes in Bastar yesterday. I wish the Prime Minister all the best. I have asked the Prime Minister’s office to meet later’.
कल बस्तर में पूर्व निर्धारित कार्यक्रमों के कारण मैं प्रधानमंत्री जी के शपथ ग्रहण समारोह में शामिल नहीं हो पा रहा हूँ।— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) May 29, 2019
मैं प्रधानमंत्री जी को शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ।
मैंने प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय से बाद में मिलने का समय मांगा है, समय मिलते ही मैं उनको मिलकर बधाई देने जाऊंगा। https://t.co/CCx5Et3xyk
Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier taken oath for consecutive fifth term said that he will be busy with the swearing-in ceremony of his cabinet ministers.
In an official statement, Naveen P atnaik congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second term. The statement added, ” The newly elected MLAs of the 16th Vidhan Sabha will take oath on May 30, As a Leader of the house, CM has to remain present in the occassion. Hence, CM Patnaik is unable to attend the swearing-in ceremony of PM Modi and his council of Ministers”.
While earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi congratulated Naveen Patnaik for taking oath for fifth consecutive term in Odisha.
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and congratulated Patnaik for another term as Chief Minister.
While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had earlier confirmed to attend the ceremony, on Wednesday does U-Turn. Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party.
In a tweet, She added, ‘I have planned planed to attend oath-taking ceremony, however in past one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP is claiming 54 people have been killed in political violence in Bengal. This is untrue. I am compelled not to attend the ceremony’.
The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party pic.twitter.com/Mznq0xN11Q— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 29, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, on May 23 written history by bagging 303 seats on its own in the recently concluded national polls. Along with its allies i.e NDA, it took its tally to 352 Lok Sabha Seats out of 542 Seats were national polls held in April-May in seven phases.
Narendra Modi is slated to take oath as Prime Minister for consecutive second term on May 30 along with his Council of Ministers.
Narendra Modi was elected as Leader of the NDA on Saturday in a mega function in Central Hall of Parliament. Later he met President Ram Nath Kovind and claimed to form new government at Centre.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said he had several engagements in the state capital, and denied reports he has been asked by the Congress leadership to stay put in Bhopal.