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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    A
    Dec 14, 2015 at 9:27 am
    C for Corrupt, C for congress and C for Chandy!!!
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      Rajeev Wadakkanchery
      Dec 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm
      അന്ന് അങ്ങിനെ ആയിരുന്നു..ഇന്ന് ഇങ്ങനെ...
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        Dilip
        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....
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          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.
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            SP
            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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              SP
              May 26, 2014 at 10:16 am
              it will be good if Mr.Chandy attend the swearing ceremony of Mr.Modi. Keeping good relation with capital is most important for the goodwill of Keralist. But our politician doesnt care of people, they care about there ego & benefit. Why should we blame politician? this all our peoples fault. In Goa BJP got few seat but shame on our Keralist.
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                C
                May 26, 2014 at 1:24 am
                It was wrong for a CM not to attend the the swearing in ceremony of the PM of the country. The PM was for all- the supporters as well as for the opponents of the political party he may belong to. If Mr Chandy has a reason for not attending he should make it clear as the TN CM had made.
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                  Sewtha
                  May 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm
                  This is a game. when embly election comes Chandy & his team want to blind people, saying see we are not getting anything or any support from Capital(BJP). these are all planned game. They know we Indian have memory problems.we forget things soon.
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                    guptadkj
                    May 26, 2014 at 7:29 am
                    Both these CMs have been very foolish. This was a g opportunity to show grace and maturity and they have lost it. Even the Prime Minister of stan showed more common sense.
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                      guptadkj
                      May 26, 2014 at 7:25 am
                      Chandy is being stupid.This was a good opportunity to have a soft conversation with Modi before the govt.gets about its business. The solar scandal and thorium scandal provide enough material for discussion and follow-up action.
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                        guptadkj
                        May 26, 2014 at 7:31 am
                        No dispute about that. Chandy is indeed a moron. Genuflecting before the mother son duo is not going to work for atleast 5 years. It would have been better for him to drop all other work and join all leaders in Delhi and make new friends.
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                          guptadkj
                          May 26, 2014 at 7:28 am
                          The government of Kerala has lost a great opportunity to have its face recognised by Modi and his cabinet. Soon enough the other groups will start descending on Delhi to have Modi's ear,who ever advised Chandy to remain away is a big communal fool.
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                            jass pass
                            May 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm
                            Well done Oommen Chandy!!!!!!!!!!!
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                              Jaisen
                              May 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm
                              shame on you CM of Kerala Mr. O. Chandy. R you engaged with Solar scam Saritha ? "other engagements in Kerala." Shame on you Chandy.
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                                KRA
                                May 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm
                                Petty. Juvenile. No cl. No grace. The Chandy's, the Jayalalithas, the Mamtas must realize that it is not about them. It is about the country. It is about the people. The elections are over. The verdict is in. The people spoke. Time to serve. We do not have time for your tantrums.
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                                  Lele
                                  May 26, 2014 at 7:01 am
                                  kerala hindus are the most casteist (see nss functionary's treatment of sndp leader) and prejudiced people ..... they envy the christians enterprise and hard work that created the wealth for christians ..... they think that all muslims make their money in muslim gulf countries when in fact largest number of malayalees in gulf are hindus
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                                    Mohan
                                    May 26, 2014 at 3:52 am
                                    His daughter just got married yesterday. I don't think that there is anything wrong in him not attending the swearing in since it clashes with something very important in his life. I also don't think the people of Kerala need your certificate on whether he is a patriot or not. Kerala BJP are just sore losers
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                                      paamela
                                      May 25, 2014 at 8:55 am
                                      All these leaders have no sense of patriotism. It is the Prime Minister of India taking oath and they should remember this is for India. Ordinary citizens like me have set aside their engagements to be in front of the TV at 6 pm tomorrow to see this historic moment and don't forge it is these ordinary citizens who are going to vote in the elections.
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                                        rajiv
                                        May 26, 2014 at 6:13 am
                                        Putting self before the state like Sonia putting family before the party. Typical congress mold.
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                                          ramchandps
                                          May 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm
                                          He could have sent a representative as Sheikh Haseena did
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                                            ramchandps
                                            May 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm
                                            See the tree not the branches or leaves. Branches are there when the tree is there.See India and Indians of the same enity. No state, no religion if India is weak
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