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Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay will attend Mamata’s swearing-in ceremony

assembly elections Updated: May 22, 2016 22:41 IST
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Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal chief minister.(AFP File Photo)

Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will be among those in attendance during the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee as West Bengal chief minister for the second consecutive term on May 27.

“Looking forward to congratulating Mamata-di personally during her swearing-in ceremony in Kolkata,” Tobgay tweeted.

In her reply, Banerjee expressed gratitude to him and tweeted, “Thank you so much for the kind words”.

The two leaders have developed a good rapport ever since Banerjee went to the Himalayan nation last year where Tobgay even drove her once to the hotel in Thimphu.

West Bengal shares a more than 180km-long border with Bhutan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav are likely to be invited to the ceremony.