Kin of victims of Bengal political violence invited to Modi’s swearing-in

Joynagar: BJP chief Amit Shah meets party worker Shribas Gayen who sustained injuries after being allegedly attacked by miscreants backed by the Trinamool Congress when voting was underway on Sunday for the sixth phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections; in West Bengal's Joynagar on May 13, 2019.

New Delhi, Besides leaders from BIMSTEC countries and a host of celebrities and politicians, 54 special guests would be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers on Thursday.

The Prime Minister has specially invited family members of BJP workers who were killed in incidents of politicial violence in West Bengal over the past few years, a senior BJP leader said.

The BJP won 303 seats on its own in the Lok Sabha elections, and the party’s performance in West Bengal was spectacular as it took its tally to 18 from two in 2014.

During the elections, Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah repeatedly highlighted the issue of political violence against their party members.

Leaders from Bimstec countries as well as Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth have confirmed their participation at Thursday’s event.