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Mamata Banerjee to Call on Sharad Pawar During Mumbai Visit; No Meet With Uddhav Thackeray as CM in Hospital

Last April, Pawar was planning to campaign for Banerjee during the Bengal Assembly elections, but was unable to do so owing to certain constraints.(PTI File Photo)

Last April, Pawar was planning to campaign for Banerjee during the Bengal Assembly elections, but was unable to do so owing to certain constraints.(PTI File Photo)

On a new high after sweeping the West Bengal Assembly elections last May, Banerjee is currently flapping her wings for a national political flight.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will call on the Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar during her Mumbai visit starting Tuesday.

“CM of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee-ji will pay a courtesy visit to our party President Sharad Pawar Saheb tomorrow, 3 pm at his residence ‘Silver Oak,’ on Dec. 1, in Mumbai," said NCP National Spokesperson and Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said.

Banerjee will here later Tuesday and plans to meet several top industrialists to attract investments to her state, and invite them for the upcoming Bengal Global Business Summit in April 2022.

However, Mamata will not meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is presently convalescing after a spinal surgery. “I will not be able to meet Uddhav Thackeray since he is in the hospital. His son Aditya Thackeray will meet me in my hotel today around 7:30 pm," she said.

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On a new high after sweeping the West Bengal Assembly elections last May, Banerjee is currently flapping her wings for a national political flight.

Last April, Pawar was planning to campaign for Banerjee during the Bengal Assembly elections, but was unable to do so owing to certain constraints.

Both Pawar and Banerjee are keenly making efforts to engage the national opposition parties and provide a united fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Besides Pawar, the All India Trinamool Congress chief enjoys a great rapport with Thackeray, whom she has met in the past, though her relations with the Congress — the third partner in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government here — are strained.

With inputs from IANS.

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first published:November 30, 2021, 14:29 IST