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Nitish Kumar invites Mamata Banerjee for swearing-in

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Kolkata: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today invited his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee for the swearing-in ceremony on November 20 and she has agreed to attend it.

“Nitish Kumar called up our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and invited her for the swearing in ceremony and she has agreed to attend the ceremony,” Trinamool Congress national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien told PTI.

Last week, the two leaders had spoken over phone after the Bihar results were announced and Kumar had thanked Banerjee for supporting the grand alliance in Bihar in their fight against BJP.

Banerjee had congratulated Kumar over Twitter and termed the victory of grand alliance in Bihar as a defeat of “intolerance”.

The JD-U leadership had last week extended its support to Banerjee in her fight against BJP and had said that along with AAP and TMC it would fight for strengthening cooperative federalism in the country.

PTI