Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit to the national capital on July 28.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo is also expected to call on President Ram Nath Kovind during her visit to New Delhi.
“I will go for two-three days. I will meet PM. I have got the time. I will also meet the President,” she told a media briefing here on Thursday.
Banerjee’s visit to New Delhi assumes significance as it will be during the Monsoon Session of Parliament and also her first interaction with the Prime Minister after the TMC’s astounding victory in the West Bengal Assembly polls.
The TMC chief, who has been at loggerheads with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre since campaigning for the West Bengal Assembly polls, had earlier in May this year skipped the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi to review the damage from Cyclone Yaas.
Banerjee’s schedule has, however, not yet been confirmed but reports suggest she will be visiting the national capital in the last week of July.
The TMC chief, who has been highly critical of the Centre on the Pegasus snoopgate row, had, however, during her speech at the Martyr’s Day event, said that she would be in Delhi on July 27, 28 and 29 during which she would like to want to meet as many opposition leaders as possible.
“You call a meeting of opposition leaders on 27th, 28th or 29th. At least we can sit together. We don’t have time to waste. Only around 2.5-3 years are left,” PTI quoted Banerjee as saying.
Escalating her attack her attack on the Centre over the alleged hacking of phones of opposition leaders and journalists using the Pegasus spyware, Banerjee earlier in the day alleged that the government had put her meetings with poll strategist Prashant Kishor under surveillance.