Keen to forge an alliance against the BJP, the West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has been meeting host of leaders.
Banerjee also met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and clarified that Congress was a must for any one-on-one fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
This however is being seen as marked shift from her earlier stances where she had said that ‘third front’ needs to be evolved for 2019 national election.
Amongst the prominent leaders that she met included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and received the backing of BJP rebels Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, and Shatrughan Sinha.
Viewing all of these developments, the ruling BJP meanwhile has attacked Mamata Banerjee over her administration’s inability to control incidents of violence during the Ram Navami processions in West Bengal.
The TMC chief was also seen driving to the 10 Janpath residence of Sonia Gandhi and inquired about her health and discussed the political situation.
A somewhat perturbed BJP fielded Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar who blamed the TMC for the ruckus created in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas that claimed one life.>