NEW DELHI: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Wednesday as a part of her collection of outreach conferences within the nationwide capital.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was additionally current on the meeting at 10, Janpath, the residence of Sonia Gandhi.
Describing the meeting as “optimistic”, Banerjee stated she mentioned the political scenario within the nation as nicely as opposition unity with the Gandhis.
“It was an excellent meeting,” the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo informed reporters after the deliberations that lasted for round 45 minutes, including that she is anticipating optimistic outcomes sooner or later.
“Soniaji had invited me for a cup of tea. We mentioned the political scenario within the nation. We additionally mentioned the problem of opposition unity,” she stated.
“To defeat the BJP, all of us have to come back collectively and work collectively,” Banerjee stated on opposition unity. She stated she additionally mentioned the Pegasus adware subject with the Congress chief.
However, Banerjee’s celebration was not current at a meeting of opposition leaders, which was attended by Rahul Gandhi.
Later, at a briefing by the opposition leaders at Vijay Chowk, the representatives of the TMC weren’t current.
Taking on the federal government over the Pegasus snooping controversy, Banerjee stated, “Why is the federal government not replying on the Pegasus subject? If there isn’t any dialogue within the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha (on Pegasus), the place will this dialogue be held? Discussions are held in Parliament, not at tea stalls.”
The TMC supremo has been reaching out to numerous opposition leaders in a bid to deliver collectively the non-BJP forces forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.