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24 Jul 2018

Mamata to visit Delhi to invite opposition-leaders for federal-front rally

Banerjee to invite opposition leaders for federal-front rally

In a bid to take on the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha election, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will visit Delhi for three days from July 31 to personally invite opposition leaders to the "federal front" rally she plans to hold in January in Kolkata.

Sources said she has been invited to Delhi by St. Stephen's College to deliver a lecture on August 1.

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Banerjee to invite opposition leaders for federal-front rally

Delhi visit

Mamata would also visit Parliament to meet other political leaders

A TMC leader said, "Everybody knows that it is she who is fighting against the BJP and communal forces. She is likely to visit Parliament and meet leaders of other political parties to extend her invitation for her January rally."

"She would...put forward the 'real picture' of what is happening in West Bengal to stop the BJP's 'negative' against her government," the leader added.

Federal front

Opposition remained skeptical about Mamata's efforts towards federal front

Many in the opposition have remained skeptical about her efforts to stitch together a federal front.

"She is free to do anything. Earlier too she and TRS Chief had a talk on federal front. But the TRS helped the NDA in the no-trust motion. I have always stated that this whole federal front script is forwarded to them (NDA)," CPI(M) leader Mohammad Salim said.

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