ANNOUNCING THAT she plans to go to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi to “light diyas”, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mentioned her occasion doesn’t wish to weaken the combat of regional events in opposition to the BJP by contesting polls in each state, however is able to marketing campaign if required.
Briefing reporters after assembly the Prime Minister on the third day of her Delhi go to, Banerjee mentioned she’s going to marketing campaign if any regional occasion invitations her to take action. “A decision will be taken when the time comes. In Goa, Haryana and Tripura, we have started [party units]. In Uttar Pradesh, we have a small unit. But I feel there are some areas where let them fight, the regional parties, strongly, if necessary we can campaign for them, it depends,” she mentioned.
To a associated query, she mentioned, “I want to visit Varanasi. There I will light diyas, there are plans to visit Shiv Mandir.”
“The TMC wants the BJP defeated. But we will not fight polls everywhere. We will fight where we are needed. If Akhilesh wants our help, we are ready,” she mentioned, when requested if the TMC will area candidates within the 2022 UP polls.
On her assembly with the Prime Minister, Banerjee mentioned she raised points from the choice to develop the territorial jurisdiction of the BSF in Bengal, “which will disturb the federal structure”, to clearance of pending dues, and “atrocities in Tripura”.
The Chief Minister mentioned the Prime Minister has accepted her invite to inaugurate a world enterprise meet in West Bengal in April.
“On the BSF issue, I said we need to strengthen the federal structure… Law and order is a state subject and it may lead to confrontations,” she mentioned, demanding that the Home Ministry order extending the BSF’s jurisdiction as much as 50 km contained in the worldwide borders be revoked.
Asked if she plans to fulfill Congress president Sonia Gandhi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal throughout her keep right here, she mentioned, “I did not seek time from anyone apart from the PM. I know there are polls in Punjab and they are busy, let them work for their party.” Banerjee mentioned she’s going to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar throughout her go to to Mumbai from November 30.
Rejecting strategies that TMC’s enlargement makes an attempt are coming at the price of the Congress, Banerjee mentioned, “If someone joins our party, it is their choice. We are not building or breaking any party.”
On her assembly with BJP chief Subramanian Swamy earlier within the day, she mentioned: “You can meet anybody if a person is interested to meet you. There may be political differences but what is the harm?”
Swamy, dropped from the BJP’s nationwide govt committee final month, instructed reporters they mentioned issues on West Bengal. Asked if he plans to affix TMC, Swamy mentioned: “I was already with her (Mamata Banerjee). There is no need for me to join.”