New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in Delhi on Wednesday. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was also present in the above-mentioned meeting as well today.
“Sonia ji invited me for tea, Rahul ji was also there. We discussed the political situation in general, the Pegasus, COVID situation, and also discussed the unity of opposition. It was a very good meeting. I think the positive result must come out in the future,” Banerjee told reporters here after the meeting.
“It is essential for everyone to come together in order to defeat BJP. Alone, I am nothing – everyone will have to work together. I am not a leader, I am a cadre. I am a person from the street,” she added.
She then went on to question the Centre on Pegasus issue. “Why is the government not replying to Pegasus? People want to know. If policy decisions are not made in Parliament, if discussions are not held there, where will it take place? This is not done at tea stalls, this is done in the Parliament.”
The West Bengal CM is on a three-day tour of the national capital where she will meet key Opposition leaders as speculation persists of a pan-India anti-BJP alliance.
Banerjee’s visit during the ongoing Parliament’s Monsoon session holds significance as the Opposition is cornering the BJP-led NDA government on a range of issues including price rise, increasing cost of diesel and petrol, and issues related to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is also a standoff between the Centre and Opposition parties over several key issues including the alleged Pegasus snooping controversy and scrapping of farm laws.
Banerjee already met Congress leader Kamla Nath and Anand Sharma on Tuesday.