West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday evening to invite him for an industry meet in the state in January. She earlier invited Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the event when she visited him on Monday evening.
“I have invited Arunji because he is the Finance Minister of the country. I am meeting the President to invite him for BengalLeads. Investors from across the world will come to the event,” Banerjee said. She also met home minister Rajnath Singh in what Trinamool sources described as a “courtesy visit”.
She, however, gave the international conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised by the Congress a miss. Tuesday was the second and the last day of the conference. During an informal interaction with journalists, Banerjee made light of the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Adarsh Gram scheme under which MPs are adopting villages as a “rehash of old schemes”.