Speaking to media persons outside 10 Janpath, Mamata Banerjee said Sonia Gandhi had invited her for tea at her residence. “”Sonia ji invited me for a cup of tea and Rahul ji is also there. We discussed the political situation in general. We also discussed the Pegasus spyware snooping controversy and the Covid-19 situation,” she said.
The Bengal CM also emphasized on the importance of the Opposition parties remaining united to challenge BJP. “We discussed the unity of the opposition. It was a very good meeting, positive meeting. To defeat the BJP, everybody needs to come together. Everyone will have to work together,” Banerjee said.
Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress’ win over BJP – a state for whose Assembly elections BJP top brass including PM Narendra Modi extensively campaigned – in the recent West Bengal Assembly polls has put the CM underspotlight, with many saying that she can be a credible face of the opposition. However, so far Banerjee has downplayed any questions on the matter. On who could lead an opposition front, she told journalists, “I am not a political astrologer, it depends on the situation.”