Mamata meets Sonia, says opposition united, no race for PM post

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said there is no scramble for the 'PM chair' amongst opposition events and that the nominee for the highest process would be collectively made up our minds after the 2019 parliamentary polls.

The West Bengal chief minister, who's on a consult with to the capital as a part of her efforts to galvanise the opposition events, met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and previous party chief Sonia Gandhi and invited them to wait a joint mega rally on January 19 in Kolkata. She said the opposition events are operating in combination to defeat BJP in the subsequent elections.

"It was a political discussion on how we can work together," Banerjee told newshounds after the assembly , clearly indcating that TMC and Congress will likely be operating in tandem.

Banerjee's assembly with the highest Congress leaders came after her day-long interactions one after the other with a bunch of opposition party leaders in Parliament House. Congress leaders Gulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel additionally met Banerjee earlier than her assembly with Sonia and Rahul.


Making it clear that she was once not vying for the post of Prime Minister, the TMC chief said BJP's determined bid to create a divide amongst opposition events won't yield any outcome. "We want to see to it that all opposition parties work together... 'do hazaar unnis, BJP finish' (BJP will be finished in 2019). If their strategy is to divide us, our strategy is to remain together," Banerjee said.


On repeated questions on who will be the PM candidate for the combined opposition and whether she may just emerge because the collective selection, the TMC chief said, "I am not for any post. I am interested in seeing that all parties work together. All parties will sit together and decide, after defeating BJP."


Mamata met leaders of quite a lot of events including TDP, YSR (Congress), DMK, RJD, SP and JD(S) and invited them for her January 19 rally. She additionally met AIADMK leader Thambidurai and JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal often known as on her. Even Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called on her. In a wonder transfer, Banerjee met veteran BJP leader L Ok Advani in his chamber for part an hour.


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