“Nitish Kumar called up our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and invited her for the swearing in ceremony and she has agreed to attend the ceremony,” Trinamool Congress national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien said.
Last week, the two leaders had spoken over phone after the Bihar results were announced and Kumar had thanked Banerjee for supporting the grand alliance in Bihar in their fight against BJP.
Banerjee had congratulated Kumar over twitter and termed the victory of grand alliance in Bihar as a defeat of “intolerance”. The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leadership had last week extended its support to Banerjee in her fight against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and had said that along with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) it would fight for strengthening cooperative federalism in the country.
The Grand Alliance is now all set to expand and become a pan-India entity. “Mamata Banerjee, who has always strongly advocated that cooperative federalism is going to play a vital role in the formation of strong secular, democratic alliance which would take shape soon,” sources added.
JD(U) secretary general K C Tyagi has already made it clear that Kumar’s party, RJD, Trinamool Congress and AAP would work in tandem to fight against BJP. The next Assembly election in Bengal is only six months away.
“Since Banerjee had extended her support to us in Bihar, we will reciprocate her gesture in Bengal,” Tyagi said.