Kolkata: On Wednesday, all eyes will be on a meeting that will take place in New Delhi between West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Mamata has termed it as a routine one.
While leaving for a three-day visit to the National Capital, the TMC supremo said that this meeting should be seen as a courtesy call and the issues she will be raising surrounding West Bengal.
Mamata while speaking to reporters said, “It’s a courtesy meet. It is our constitutional obligation to meet each other to work for the country.”
“There are some funds which are due to the state. Also the condition of PSUs, like Air India, BSNL. They (workers and staff) come to us with their problems… I will also talk about matters like the merger of public sector banks,” she added further.
Since Mamata’s meeting with PM Modi was out in the news, West Bengal BJP leaders have launched a scathing attack on the TMC supremo.
National General Secretary of BJP, Kailash Vijaywargiya said that Mamata’s meeting with Modi is a desperate attempt to save Kolkata’s ex top-cop, Rajeev Kumar, who is caught in CBI’s legal tangle in connection with the Sarda Chit Fund scam.
Meanwhile, BJP National Secretary Rahul Singh tweeted, “We all know the kind of language @MamataOfficial had used against Prime Minister @narendramodi during the Lok Sabha elections and afterwards. She never had any regard for the federal structure and had even said she did not feel the need to respect Modiji as @PMOIndia.”
Interestingly, this is going to be the first meeting between Mamata and Modi since the latter was re-elected as PM, with a landslide victory, for the second time in a row.
Also, a few days back Mamata called out at Modi’s Governance, stating that the country is going through a “Super Emergency” phase.