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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy not to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

The CM’s office said Chandy got the invitation, but he is not going for the event due to other engagements in Kerala.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 25, 2014 2:06 pm

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of  Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday. Kerala is one of the few states where BJP could not win a single seat in the Lok Sabha elections.

The CM’s office said Chandy got the invitation, but he is not going for the event due to other engagements in Kerala. But, Chandy has sought time for a courtesy call on Modi on June 2. However, party sources said the decision to keep away from Modi’s swearing-in ceremony was mainly on political grounds.

BJP state president V Muraleedharan said, “Kerala CM should have attended the event as representative of the state. Chandy is not a mere Congress leader. He should be well aware of his role as representative of the entire state. This could have been an opportunity for Kerala Government to declare that state has no untouchability towards Modi government in Centre.”

Senior BJP leader O Rajagopal, who lost the elections, said Kerala does not have any right to demand for representation in Modi government since the state has failed to elect the party in the elections.

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  1. A
    Dec 14, 2015 at 9:27 am
    C for Corrupt, C for congress and C for Chandy!!!
    1. Rajeev Wadakkanchery
      Dec 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm
      അന്ന് അങ്ങിനെ ആയിരുന്നു..ഇന്ന് ഇങ്ങനെ...
      1. D
        May 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm
        So much hatred. These are the same people who preach that Modi stands for hatred. Their days are numbered, as people of Kerala are beginning to see the real Modi. In five years, they will have strong BJP in Kerala....
        1. V
          Very Old
          May 26, 2014 at 3:34 am
          What pressing engagements the CM has got? It is ridiculous! By not going the CM will definitely miss the Goodwill of the PM. As keralites, we should remember that our state is more dependent on the Centre for many things. May be when the PM visits kerala (if at all, in future) I think again the CM will have some other engagements and will not meet him! Can only say " Poor Judgement". The ordinary people of Kerala who are not biased by any political affinity will not forgive the CM.
          1. S
            May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am
            Shame on you Mr.Chandy. You are representing us (Keralist). You are letting us down by doing so in front of other state. Why to blame politician like you who give more important for own ego & benefit? we Keralalist are stupid .State like Goa got few BJP seats but shame on us (Keralist) .
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