Thursday, June 13, 2024

“We cannot wish best to this government”: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Trinamool Congress will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

“We have not got an invitation yet. Even if we do, we will not attend the ceremony,” she said after meeting the newly-elected MPs on Saturday.

“This government is forming undemocratically and unconstitutionally. We cannot give our best wishes to this government. We give our best wishes to the country and the people of the country,” she said.

“Today, INDIA (bloc) did not stake claim but that does not mean they will not claim in future. Country needs change. Nobody wants Modi. After this result, he (Modi) should (have) stepped down. I do not know how much they can satisfy their alliance partners. In INDIA, there is no give and take. But in NDA, team members’ expectations are higher. INDIA bloc partners are dedicated and determined. I think this government will not continue for long,” Banerjee said.

She also said, “Our MPs are not going to Parliament to sit idle. They will be vocal to stop the NRC and the CAA.”

Banerjee announced that her party has appointed MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay as the leader in the Lok Sabha while Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar will take the role of the deputy leader.

Kalyan Banerjee has been named the chief whip in the Lok Sabha.

In the Rajya Sabha, TMC MP Derek O’Brien has been elected as the party leader. Sagarika Ghose will be the deputy leader and Nadimul Haque will be the Rajya Sabha chief whip.

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