Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Kejriwal in Delhi

TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao met Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata last week

Banerjee is expected to meet Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday.

Banerjee is now on a four-day visit to Delhi.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee arrived here on Monday night to hold political meetings with opposition leaders to frame up strategy for 2019 polls.

They may have been reduced to less that 50 seats in the Lok Sabha, but Congress is still a national party and seen as principle opposition to the BJP.

Mamata also said she would like to meet Congress leader Sonia Gandhi before leaving for Kolkata if there is an opportunity as she is not keeping well.

The TMC chief also came down heavily on the NDA-led Centre and said issues like demonetisation and bank frauds have affected people at the grassroot level and that it was time for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to "pack up and go".


Banerjee was confident about DMK making a clean sweep down south next time and said that like TDP, the different parties will slowly gain power.

On the recent controversy relating to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's impeachment proposal, Mamata said while she can not ignore what the four Supreme Court judges have alleged, she will wait for other parties to decide."I can not ignore what four Supreme Court judges have said, but let other parties discuss on CJI impeachment". Moreover, letting out her anger regarding BJP's negligence to take up the no-confidence motion in parliament she said that the BJP party is scared that they wouldn't get votes from their own MP's. "Will certainly go if they (Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav) call us to Lucknow", she said. Replying to a query, Banerjee said she has been exchanging messages with Rahul Gandhi According to a senior NCP leader, Banerjee favoured forming a "federal front" to defeat the BJP without involving the Congress.

The objective of the meeting is ostensibly to chalk together a third front - an anti-BJP front - ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She feels that if the Congress becomes a part of the opposition front, then many parties like the BJD, TDP would not join the alliance.

Hitting out at the BJP over the unrest in the state, Banerjee said, "There is only party in the state which is creating such problem. The Lok Sabha election of 2019 will certainly be very interesting", Banerjee told reporters after the meeting with Raut.

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.

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