BJP ally Shiv Sena has criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony.
Shiv Sena mouthpiece “Saamana” has stated, “If Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister again, then democracy will be in danger, such doubts were expressed by opponents. Mamata Banerjee was amongst the foremost people who made such noise of fighting against (PM) Modi’s dictatorship. But (PM) Modi has been elected democratically and is taking oath within the Constitution”.
It further added, “Mamata has declined the invitation for the swearing-in ceremony. It is true that there was violence during polls…. Inviting the relatives of those killed in violence cannot be a reason to refuse the invitation. These are Indians and not Bangladeshis and they have a right to be in the Prime Minister’s swearing-in ceremony like anyone else,”.
Shiv Sena accused Ms Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress of not being democratic. It stated, “There was a cyclone during elections in Odisha which caused wreaked havoc in the state. The Prime Minister helped Odisha in a big way. The BJP lost badly in Odisha.”
The editorial termed Jagan Mohan Reddy as “vijayi veer” and added, “Jagan met Prime Minister and demanded for Andhra. The Prime Minister accepted it. The BJP lost badly in Andhra Pradesh too.”
The editorial showered praises on PM Modi for not speaking anything against opponents after winning the Lok Sabha polls. “New regime will work with restraint and for humanity, (PM) Modi has shown it through his work culture. That is why the world is excited about his swearing-in. PM Modi’s second festival is beginning today,” said the editorial.