Bengaluru: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Bengaluru on Tuesday evening to attend the swearing-in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy scheduled on Wednesday. Banerjee’s presence at the swearing-in would strengthen the formation of a Federal Front.
The Bengal CM had earlier congratulated H D Deve Gowda after Congress-JDS collaborated to form the government. In an effort to stitch together an anti-BJP alliance across the country before 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reached out to key opposition leaders on Tuesday during this oath taking ceremony.
Earlier the West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee met leaders of several parties, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar and RJD MP Misa Bharti at Parliament, in what was apparently a build-up to an anti-BJP federal front for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
After landing in Bengaluru, the Chief Minister tweeted: “I just landed in Bengaluru to the shocking news about the incident near the Sterlite Tuticorin plant. My thoughts and prayers with the people of Tamil Nadu at this hour of grief. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and hope the injured recover soon.”