Congress thunders; Mamata not to attend swearing-in

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Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Mar 11: Chief Minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress Chief, Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing-in ceremonies of Akhilesh Yadav and Parkash Singh Badal in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, said sources.

According to sources, the decision was taken following a after Trinamool Congress meeting.

Soon after the news was out, Congress warned Mamamta from attending the swearing-in ceremony of Parkash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav.

"Just spoke to Mamatadi. Was keen to make trip to Chandigarh/Lucknow but now she'll be in Bengal on opening day of Assembly for Governor address," tweeted TMC leader Derek O'Brien confirming the news.

"I will try to attend the swearing-in ceremonies" of Badal and Yadav, the West Bengal Chief Minister had earlier said.

Reports reveal that the chief minister was invited by Parkash Singh Badalon Mar 14, while Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav extended the invitation to her to attend the oath-taking ceremony in Lucknow on Mar 15.

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