Kolkata: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is busy uniting the opposition these days. He recently visited Delhi and held separate meetings with about a dozen leaders of different political parties. It also includes former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal. Along with this, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is also expected to attend a rally in Haryana. However, before this, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo has shown her sharp attitude.
The TMC has not only considered Mamata Banerjee as a worthy PM candidate, but she herself has indicated to refrain from joining hands with opposition parties like the Congress and the Left. During an important and big meeting of the party held in Kolkata on Thursday (September 8), Mamata Banerjee, like Nitish Kumar, advocated opposition unity, but the main opposition party Congress was absent from the parties she named. Along with this, she has also indicated that she is not going to have an alliance with the Left in 2024. She said that apart from Nitish Kumar and Hemant Soren, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and other leaders will join the TMC to oust the BJP from power in 2024.
Addressing an event, Mamata Banerjee said, "I, Nitish Kumar, Hemant Soren and many others will come together in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. All opposition parties will join hands to defeat BJP. We will be all on one side and BJP on the other. Will break BJP's arrogance of 300 seats. 'Khela Hobe' in 2024.'' Before Mamta spoke, many TMC leaders including Sudip Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee and Kalyan Banerjee said the same thing in their speeches that opposition parties can fight against the BJP only under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. However, the name of Rahul Gandhi did not figure in the entire speech of TMC leaders, so it is believed that Mamata didi is not in a mood to join hands with Congress.