Mamata To Meet Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seen as a key player in a possible grouping of non-BJP political parties ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief on Tuesday met leaders from the BJP ally Shiv Sena as well as MPs from several opposition parties in the national capital.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is going to meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, according to source. Earlier the Trinamool chief said she wanted to meet Sonia Gandhi but was told that she was not well.

She appeared to have no plans to meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi with whom, she said, she was in touch through sms and over phone.

On Sonia Gandhi, Banerjee said she sent party MP Dinesh Trivedi to Congress office but was told that Gandhi had already left Parliament house. “Soniaji is not well. I think let her recover first. I have already sent people there to inquire about her health. I keep in touch every day, I have no problems,” she said.

Asked whether she will meet Rahul Gandhi, Banerjee said: “I have already said about Sonia… Rahul also SMSs and we talk. There is no problem.”