- Mamta Banerjee meets party MPs
- Program to meet President and Prime Minister on Friday
- West Bengal likely to discuss GST dues
Delhi News: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Thursday on her 4-day visit after the cabinet expansion. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss various issues, including his state’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues. Sources said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Banerjee met party MPs here and discussed with them the current session of Parliament and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Program to meet President and Prime Minister on Friday
Sources said Banerjee’s nephew and party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was quite vocal during the meeting and suggested what issues the MPs should raise in the last days of the monsoon session of Parliament. Both categorically told the party MPs not to ‘fear’ the BJP. Banerjee is scheduled to meet President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Sources said that in the meeting with Modi, he is likely to discuss the GST dues of West Bengal.
Will attend NITI Aayog meeting on August 7
According to sources, the Chief Minister of West Bengal will attend the meeting of NITI Aayog on August 7. He said a meeting with non-Congress opposition leaders like DMK, TRS and AAP is also to be held on Saturday. Along with the Trinamool’s warmth towards the Congress in Parliament, Banerjee is also likely to meet Sonia Gandhi, the president of the oldest party (Congress).
Meanwhile, Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “We met (Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister) Giriraj Singh and he had promised to solve the MGNREGA issue within 48 hours. It has been more than a month and all I have received is a counter letter, which I have given to Mamata Banerjee.
likely to not address the media
Sources indicated that Banerjee is unlikely to address the media as former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee has come under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate in the cash-for-jobs scam in the state. Prime Minister Modi will chair the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on August 7, in which issues related to agriculture, health and economy will be discussed.
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