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Siddaramaiah not to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in

LiveMint logoLiveMint 25-05-2014 PTI

Bangalore: Chief minister Siddaramaiah heading the Congress Government in Karnataka, will not attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as Prime Minister in Delhi on Monday.

“The chief minister will not be going to Delhi tomorrow,” people familiar with the matter said, but gave no reason.

According to the schedule released by the chief minister’s office for Monday, Siddaramaih will be attending several programmes in the city.

Wishing Modi all the best, Siddaramaih had last week hoped of cooperation from the centre adding that irrespective of party affiliations, the Union government should work in accordance with the Constitution and respect the federal set-up.

The Election Commission had admonished Siddaramaiah for using a “derogatory” word against Modi during campaigning in the state.

Siddaramaiah, while campaigning in Mysore on 23 March, had called Modi a “narahantaka” (mass murderer).

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