New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday in New Delhi. Banerjee, who is on her first visit to Delhi since winning the assembly elections met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Banerjee will visit the Congress leader at Gandhi’s residence on 10 Janpath.
An official release from the Trinamool Congress media team TMC MPs at 1 pm.
After the meeting, she will meet with select media persons at TMC Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy’s residence.
At 4:30 pm, she will meet Gandhi after which she will cap off the day with a meeting with Kejriwal at 6 pm on 183 South Avenue.
Banerjee already met Congress leader Kamla Nath and Anand Sharma on Tuesday.
When quizzed about the meeting with the West Bengal CM, Sharma said, “Mamata Banerjee and I have close ties as we have worked together for years. I appreciate her for how she fought the recent polls and won. She has come to Delhi for the first time after victory, so I came and had tea with her.”
Banerjee 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.
With inputs from ANI