Advertisement
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Democracy Must Go On; Will Be In Delhi Every 2 Months: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee's first trip to the national capital after her resounding victory in the West Bengal assembly polls was akin to testing the waters before she waded deeper into national politics.

Democracy Must Go On; Will Be In Delhi Every 2 Months: Mamata Banerjee
Banerjee also said that she supports the farmers’ issue and is in touch with them. | File Photo
Democracy Must Go On; Will Be In Delhi Every 2 Months: Mamata Banerjee
outlookindia.com
2021-07-30T22:13:30+05:30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that "democracy must go on" as she left Delhi after a five-day visit. She also promised to to return to the capital once every two months.

Banerjee's first trip to the national capital after her resounding victory in the West Bengal assembly polls was akin to testing the waters before she waded deeper into national politics.

"The visit was successful. Met a lot of my colleagues for political reasons. We met for political purpose. Democracy must go on. Our slogan is 'save democracy, save country'. I will come here every two months,” said the chief minister before leaving TMC MP and nephew Abhishek Banerjee's residence.

Banerjee also said that she supports the farmers’ issue and is in touch with them.

She was referring to their protest against three agri laws, which were enacted in September last year.

"There cannot be anything better than opposition unity for a political purpose. I couldn't meet every leader that I wanted to because of Covid protocols. However, the outcome of the meetings has been good. Let us work together," the TMC supremo said.

She met some leaders of opposition parties, raising speculations about the possible united opposition before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress presiden Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leaders like Anand Sharma, Kamal Nath and Abhishkh Singhvi.

From the BJP, she met only Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. She also met DMK leader Kanimozhi.

With her proclaiming, “Ab poore desh mein khela hobe" (game will be on all over the country)", Banerjee seems to have blown the poll bugle for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

With PTI inputs

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Hathras Gang Rape:   A Year To The Ground

Hathras Gang Rape: A Year To The Ground

Second of Outlook’s six-part series that captures the horror and heartbreak at Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh a year ago.

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

IPL 2021: Clinical KKR Outplay RCB

IPL 2021: Clinical KKR Outplay RCB

The result will not just boost their morale immensely but also improve KKR's net run rate going ahead.

Amazon Claims It Has 'Zero Tolerance' For Corruption

Amazon Claims It Has 'Zero Tolerance' For Corruption

The e-commerce retailer was responding to a report alleging a certain amount paid by Amazon in legal fees have been used to pay bribes by one or more of its legal representatives.

Advertisement