Mamata Banerjee, CM of West Bengal invited PM Modi to West Bengal after her meeting with him on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee met PM Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi. Mamata Banerjee was spotted with a kurta and sweets in her hands to wish PM Modi a day after his birthday.
Mamata Banerjee called meeting with the prime minister as satisfactory and fruitful. Mamata invited PM Modi to Bengal to inaugurate the coal field project in Birbhum. She said, “I have requested PM Modi to come and flag off world’s second-largest coal block which is coming to West Bengal”.
This is the first time after Modi came to power for the second term that Mamata Banerjee met the prime minister. After meeting, she said that she raised the concern of the proposal of changing the name of West Bengal to Bangla.
Prior, the state government had written a letter to the Home Ministry related to the same issue. In the last session, the delegation of TMC also had a meeting with PM Modi on this matter. Mamata Banerjee also raised the issue of growth in West Bengal. Mamta invited PM Modi to Bengal during her meeting according to the reports.
Mamata Banerjee also raised the issue of disinvestment in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) PM Modi. She said “It was only a chair to chair the meeting, not a political meeting. If Amit Shah can give me time, I would like to meet him once tomorrow for courtesy,”. Thus, she showed her desire to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Mamata Banerjee in the answer of a question based on the NRC said that she had not discussed anything on NRC with PM Modi. BJP is free to make political statements anywhere they want. I did not meet with PM Modi only due to political reasons
Furthermore, Mamata Banerjee created a distance from any political question or any statement on Ex- Kolkata police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar. She only talked about his meeting with PM Modi.
Mamata Banerjee refused to answer other political questions apart from her meeting with PM Modi prior to leaving for Delhi on Tuesday. At the airport, Mamata told journalists that she wanted to meet PM to claim the dues the Centre incurred West Bengal under the different Centre-state mutually sponsored programs