Mamata Banerjee meets Arun Shourie, Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, March 28: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met disgruntled Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday. 

Accompanied by TMC MP Dere O’ Brien, party supremo also met BJP leader Arun Shourie in the national capital.

These meetings come amid Mamata’s effort to build an anti-BJP front ahead of the high stakes Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Earlier in a day, the West Bengal CM also called on Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.

After meeting, Khan told Media “When we met Mamata Banerjee it was decided that a grand alliance should be formed and elections should be fought unitedly against BJP”.

On Tuesday, Mamata met opposition leaders including NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, RJD’s Misa Bharti and others.

Later in the evening, addressing media the West Bengal Chief Minister pitched for Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party coming together in Uttar Pradesh and favored the strongest party in each state taking the lead in taking on the BJP.

“We want to work together. We do not want anyone should be isolated. Everyone should work together. The party that is strong, it should do it (take the lead). If Mayawatiji and Akhilesh are strong in UP, they should work together. We should help them,” she stated.

On Sonia Gandhi, Banerjee said she sent party MP Dinesh Trivedi to Congress office but was told that Gandhi had already left Parliament house.

“Soniaji is not well. I think let her recover first. I have already sent people there to inquire about her health. I keep in touch every day, I have no problems,” Banerjee had said.


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