New Delhi, Mar 27: West Bengal Chief Minister, firebrand and cantankerous leader of Trinmool Congres (TMC) Mamta Banerjee has taken up the cudgels against BJP and Modi government. After the Mayawati-Akhilesh patch up in UP, Mamta is now trying to mobilise entire opposition against the ruling party in general and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular.
“It is time for BJP to pack up and go”, roared the West Bengal Chief Minister as she met Sharad Pawar of NCP, and MPs from Shiv Sena and TRS in New Delhi.
Mamta is in the national capital to explore possibilities of opposition unity to challenge the BJP and Modi-Shah leadership in the 2019 elections.
Deeply hurt by demonetisation and GST and bank frauds, Mamta Banerjee launched a tirade against the NDA government saying that these moves have affected the people at the grass root level and it was time for the BJP to “pack up and go”.
The TMC leader told reporters here, “We want all opposition parties to work together. We should help the strongest opposition party in state to fight the BJP. It should be one fight”.
Mamata met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar in New Delhi, on Tuesday.
The meeting is speculated to discuss forming an Opposition front against the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Banerjee also met Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, later in the day. Notably, BJP’s embittered ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has announced to break the alliance before the general elections 2019.
“When political people meet then, of course, they will discuss politics, there is nothing to hide in that. The Lok Sabha election of 2019 will certainly be very interesting,” Banerjee told reporters after the meeting.