On Thursday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the PMO. As she met PM Modi, she discussed development issues but didn’t have any talks regarding the upcoming Presidential election, said Banerjee.
Talking about her meeting with Modi, Banerjee said she raised the issue of funds for to her state under various central schemes.
“Of the Rs 10,500 crore due we have got only Rs 2,000 crore so far. I apprised the prime minister about the Rs 8,000 crore that is still due. He said he will look into the matter,” said Banerjee.
Addressing the media, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that she hoped for a consensus candidate for the presidential election.
“The President is the custodian of the Constitution and it will be very good for the entire country if we have a consensus candidate much like (late former President) APJ Abdul Kalam,” Banerjee told the media after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This comes soon after reported clashes between the BJP workers and the Police on Thursday, during their march to the police headquarters. Notably, the BJP workers were demanding the arrest of “corrupt” TMC leaders which instigated the force to use tear gas shells, water cannons, and batons to disperse them.
While on her Delhi visit, Banerjee is expected to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi—for the second time in a fortnight—as the two leaders seek to bring all opposition parties together to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presidential election, on Friday.