West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on late Tuesday night with a purpose to field a joint candidate for the upcoming Presidential poll. The 40-minute long meeting also saw the presence of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
“We want the entire Opposition to get together and come up with a candidate who will be good for the country,” said Mamata after the meeting. “India is a vast country and unity is our biggest strength. Hence it is better for the country to go in for a consensus candidate,” TOI quoted Mamata as saying.
The TMC chief also urged Centre to form a consensus on the Presidential candidate.
However, she slammed BJP, accusing them of practicing “vendetta politics” against opposition leaders. Her statement comes in the wake of Income Tax Department raid on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and the CBI raid on Karti Chidambaram, son of former union Minister P Chidambaram,
“Political vendetta is going on. We also discussed what is going on from this morning. Political battles should be fought politically. If they (BJP) do not like someone, they throw charges at them, they get them raided, they jail them. Different people are being targeted. Laluji, Mayawati, Akhilesh (Yadav), Naveen Patnaik, Chidambaram, Kejriwal, and our party too. This is not proper,” she said.