West bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who arrived in Delhi on Sunday to attend an event to mark the 125th birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru at Vigyan Bhavan on Monday, fuelled speculation of an anti-BJP alliance, saying that she would talk to everyone regarding this.
In response to a question on the need for an alliance of secular, democratic forces in the country, Mamata, who is coming to Delhi for the first time since the BJP government came to power, said: “I have come here after getting an invitation… I don’t know the programme details… tomorrow I will meet everybody and will talk to them. And I will let you know (about the developments) after that,’’ Mamata said in Delhi.
Earlier in the day, the CM expressed her anger at Dum Dum airport regarding the cancellation of an Air India flight by which she was supposed to go to Delhi.
Before boarding an Indigo flight later, she said: “My seats were booked one month ago. Now it has been cancelled, I don’t know what happened.’’
Apart from the Trinamool Congress, leaders of other political parties such as the CPM and Samajwadi Party have also been invited to the event, which is being organised by the Congress.