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Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar ahead of TMC supremo's Opposition meeting over Presidential election Presidential Election
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Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar ahead of TMC supremo's Opposition meeting over Presidential election

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Jun 2022, 07:16 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar in the national capital ahead of the Opposition's key meeting over the upcoming Presidential election.

Pawar is speculated to be the Opposition's consensus candidate for the poll though the veteran politician has refused to contest, reports say.

Banerjee, an arch-rival of the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has jumped to call an Opposition meeting Wednesday, inviting 22 anti-BJP leaders including Chief Ministers of various states.

Two Left parties CPI-M and CPI, which are rivals of Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, will not send their top leaders but will participate in the meeting through their MPs.

Banerjee, who has been eyeing a national role for quite some time, called the meeting to discuss the Opposition's strategy for the Presidential elections, of course with an eye on the 2024 General Elections, at Delhi's Constitution Club.

The BJP is already havoc upon the Opposition in terms of numbers in the Presidential election, which is scheduled to be held Jul 18.

With two fence-sitters, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSRCP who are likely to back the BJP's candidate, the ruling party is all set for a smooth sail.