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Mamata to meet Sonia today

Mamata to meet Sonia today
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee will meet the Congress party president Sonia Gandhi this afternoon to firm up the Opposition strategy on a common Presidential candidate.

After arriving in the national capital on Monday evening, Banerjee asserted that her visit was on Sonia's invitation and she had come to meet the Congress president. "We will discuss various possibilities," but did not go into details.

While talking to the media Banerjee said, "I share a long relationship with the Gandhi family. I will favour a political decision only keeping national interest in mind."

"Let's us discuss first, I will then comment," the West Bengal CM said when asked about the decision of the "united opposition."

According to sources, she might be meeting with the current incumbent- President Pranab Mukherjee after her meeting with Sonia Gandhi.

Meanwhile, Banerjee also alleged that the BJP, Congress and CPI (M) had ganged up against the TMC in Bengal, but she was still open to any positive discussion in the "national interest."

The Bengal Chief Minister is expected to return to Kolkata on Thursday.
Simontini Bhattacharjee

Simontini Bhattacharjee

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