New Delhi: As ‘Agnikanya’ Mamata Banerjee heads towards the National Capital for a discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) should declare her as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.
“If Mamata Banerjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal, it is natural that she will come to Delhi and meet our ministers including the Prime Minister. Every Chief Minister comes to Delhi to meet Central ministers for the development of the state,” ANI quoted West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar as saying on Tuesday.
“As far as it is concerned that if she is the face of the Opposition or not, the Trinamool Congress should first make an official declaration that Mamata Banerjee is their PM candidate. Firstly, we want TMC to declare this, and then let the Opposition decide whether they will accept Mamata Banerjee as the face of the Opposition or not. Our PM face is decided. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he added.
Mamata, who arrived in Delhi on Monday (November 22), is slated to be in the national capital till November 25.
The West Bengal Chief Minister will be meeting PM Modi today to discuss issues pertaining to the Border Security Force (BSF) jurisdiction and the development of the state of Bengal.
Reacting to the TMC supremo’s visit to Delhi, the Bengal BJP chief claimed that Mamata is attempting to form a national party adding that “this is the reason why she is sending her people to different states.”