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Oppn parties must unite: Mamata after NCP, Shiv Sena meet

Oppn parties must unite: Mamata after NCP, Shiv Sena meet

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's bonhomie with Opposition leaders and BJP ally Shiv Sena was conspicuous in Parliament on Tuesday, as was her cold-shouldering of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Stating that rallying with arms is not a part of Bengal's culture, she said those who are resorting to such hooliganism are actually trying to politicising and defaming the religion.

Mamata, who was in New Delhi to meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar and other opposition leaders, said, "There is a huge difference between NDA of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now".

She also met Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) parliamentarian K Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR. Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief, is leaving no stone unturned to galvanise the opposition parties for a united fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "It should be one fight", the TMC chief told reporters.

"The Congress needs to adjust", she remarked and hoped that both the parties will be together in future. I know the mood of the people. Issues like demonetisation, GST, bank fraud have affected people even at the grassroot level.

During her meeting with Pawar, CM Banerjee is likely to thrash out the current political situation.

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On her terms with the Congress, the veteran leader said, "Soniaji is unwell right now and recovering, will meet her once she is fine".

"I sent Dinesh da (Trivedi) to the Congress office but she had left by then. We celebrate all kinds of festivals and rituals starting from Durga Puja to Ramadan and Christmas but always maintain peace and harmony", she claimed. "But for the sake of the country we have set our target on Delhi, on Lal Quila (Red Fort)", Mamata had said earlier this month.

The TDP has recently ended its four-year alliance with the BJP over its demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh.

The details of the meetings, which come at a time when opposition parties as well as former government ally Telugu Desam party (TDP), have come together to move a no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, was not shared.

In recent weeks, Ms Banerjee also had engagements with other regional leaders including Lalu Prasad Yadav (RJD), Akhilesh Yadav (Samajwadi), Mayawati (BSP) and Arvind Kejriwal (AAP).

Following her meeting with NCP and RJD leaders, Mamata said the "Lok Sabha elections of 2019 will certainly be interesting".


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