Mamata Banerjee meets TRS leader K. Kavitha, other opposition parties

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2018 00:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K. Kavitha.

Banerjee also met other TRS MPs along with Kavitha. The meet was in line with her initiative to build a common alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Earlier in the day, Banerjee said she would also meet senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Shatrughan Sinha tomorrow. As the three senior BJP leaders, on more than one occasion, have expressed their displeasure with some of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's decisions.

Banerjee also met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. She met Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Notably, BJP's embittered ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has announced to break the alliance before the general elections 2019.

Although Banerjee is also scheduled to attend a dinner meet hosted by Pawar, the latter had brushed off such reports earlier in the day saying, "There is no meeting, there is no dinner." (ANI)