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Mamta Banerjee Discusses Poll Alliance With Sonia Gandhi And Rahul Gandhi

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| August 1 , 2018 , 19:45 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the national capital. She also met top leaders of various political parties.

Banerjee is on a 4-day tour of the national capital and she is expected to meet several political parties to form an anti-NDA front for the upcoming 2019 general elections. She said the opposition parties should unite to remove the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party from power.

After the meeting, addressing the press she said, “We discussed current politics and the possibility of all of us contesting elections together in future. We also discussed the #NRC issue.

She further added, “We have to remove BJP from power. All opposition parties should unite to fight together.”

Speaking on BJP attacking her over her civil war comment on NRC, Banerjee shot back at the party and replied, “I am not BJP's servant to reply to any of their statements. I didn't say this (civil war remark), my concern is about the 40 lakh people whose names are not in the list (NRC). BJP is politically tensed because they know they won't come to power in 2019.”

The TMC chief said that the first priority was to bring all opposition parties together to take on the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "I am not for any post. I am interested in seeing that all parties should work together. All political parties will sit together and decide," she said further.