West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who came on a five-day visit to Delhi, has gone back on Friday. During this, he met many opposition leaders including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. On her way back, Mamta Banerjee said, ‘I will come to Delhi once every two months.’ He described his first Delhi visit after the TMC won the West Bengal Assembly elections as a ‘success’.
News agency PTI quoted her as saying, ‘Democracy should go on.’ Before leaving for her nephew and Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s house, Mamata Banerjee said, “The yatra was successful. I met many colleagues for political reasons. We met for a political purpose. Democracy must go on. Our slogan is ‘Save Democracy, Save the Country’. I will come here every two months.
The Chief Minister said that he also spoke to Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar over phone. He said, “Today I spoke to Sharad ji also. He went to Mumbai. Will meet him next time too. Everyone should work together to save democracy. Working for the country is most important. If democracy is in danger If it is in me, then the country is in danger. Save democracy and save the country.”
At the same time, CM Banerjee said, “Nothing can be better than opposition unity for political purpose. Due to the Kovid protocol, I could not meet every leader whom I wanted to meet. However, the results of the meetings have been good. Let us work together.”
The speculation of a possible united opposition ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections has intensified due to Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Delhi to meet opposition leaders.
Mamata Banerjee met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday after contesting the Bengal elections in April-May as rivals of the Congress and Trinamool. The signs of this meeting are clearly visible that the opposition parties seem to be uniting before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.