National Herald Case: Mamata Stands by Sonia


Kolkata: Extending her support to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that she too felt bad about the court order. Triggering a controversy, she said that she did not like the way Sonia Gandhi was directed to appear before court in connection with the national herald case.

Adding she would meet Congress high command tomorrow, Banerjee said, “I will meet Sonia ji tomorrow to wish her on her birthday. We will discuss these issues too.” Banerjee was speaking to the media persons after the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today.

The meeting between TMC Supremo and Congress high command has yet again made political corner abuzz. The political observers said that the meeting has the potential to rule out the possibilities of the probable electoral alliance between Congress and CPM.

Banerjee has today met PM Narendra Modi. “We have raised the issue of NITI Aayog again. We, the state governments need a place to raise our issues. We have mentioned it earlier too. This is perhaps the seventh meeting with the Prime Minister. We have again requested a financial package and a package for the flood that the Bengal has witnessed recently. We were assured of central assistance for the flood. However, we have not received anything as of now.”

“No state should be neglected. We want every state to prosper. People of Bengal also should not be neglected. Bengal suffered a lot due to Left rule. They incurred heavy debt. We increased our revenues but it is taken away to pay installment. Bengal should not be deprived and neglected. I raised this issue with the PM,” she added.