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Day after 51 TMC leaders join BJP, Mamata Banerjee to arrive in Delhi for Modi's swearing-in
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will arrive today for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in Delhi on May 30. Mamata said that it is her constitutional duty to attend the ceremony. She will be returning to Kolkata on May 31.
This comes just a day after the CM made major changes in her cabinet on Tuesday following the drubbing the TMC received in the Lok Sabha elections.
TMC’s troubles:On Tuesday, Banerjee was also dealt a major blow as Mukul Roy's son Subhrangshu along with two Bengal legislators and 50 Trinamool Congress councillors joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
During the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the PM had warned Banerjee that her MLAs will abandon her after the results of the general elections come and said 40 of them were already in touch with him.
More to come:BJP general secretary and its in-charge for the state affairs Kailash Vijaywargiya and Mukul Roy told reporters that more MLAs from the TMC will join the BJP in the coming days.
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