Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Delhi in July-end amid buzz around 2024 general election and poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s meeting with Congress leaders earlier this week, sources said. Banerjee will visit the national Capital for the first time since her win in the Bengal assembly polls.
According to sources, Banerjee is likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Opposition leaders. During her five-day visit, she may meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind and will raise the issue of vaccination supply with the Centre. “If I get time, I will visit Prime Minister and President," Banerjee stated.
Banerjee’s massive win in Bengal was highly applauded in the opposition camp and the regional leaders are most likely to meet her as key states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab will go to polls next year.
Mamata’s Bengal model is now an example for the entire country therefore there are speculations that she may play a bigger role in the opposition.
Kishor, who had met senior Congress leaders such as Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra earlier this week, was the key architect of the TMC’s election campaign in Bengal. His role in the assembly polls has been credited with the party’s two-third win in Bengal.
Mamata’s visit coincides with the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins from July 19.
Abhishek Banerjee Too Will Be In Delhi Before Mamata
TMC MP and party’s All-India General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee will be in Delhi before Mamata Banerjee’s visit, to attend the Parliament’s Monsoon session, which begins from July 19. He is expected to visit the national capital on July 22. This will be Abhishek’s first visit to Delhi, following the West Bengal assembly elections and also after he was appointed the party’s all-India general secretary.
Sources in the TMC said that along with other senior party leaders, Abhishek will lead the floor in the Parliament. The TMC is supposed to raise the issue of fuel price hike and vaccination in the Parliament and Abhishek will lead the charge against the government. He is also expected to meet opposition leaders during his visit.