In a primary since final yr’s state elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday held a “courtesy assembly” with Chief of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari at her chamber within the state Meeting, elevating eyebrows in political circles.
Later, throughout a dialogue on ‘Structure Day’ within the Home, the Chief Minister mentioned that she had at one level adored him like a brother.
Mr Adhikari and Ms Banerjee had been at loggerheads for the reason that finish of 2020 when he converted to the BJP from the Trinamool Congress and defeated the TMC supremo in Nandigram within the Meeting polls.
The assembly got here shut on the heels of Mr Adhikari complaining that his title was not included within the invitation letter for the ‘Structure Day’ programme within the Meeting.
The BJP chief had additionally mentioned that he would “boycott” the programme.
The Nandigram MLA was seen coming into Ms Banerjee’s chamber accompanied by BJP leaders Manoj Tigga and Agnimitra Paul, shortly after the meeting session broke for recess within the afternoon.
“I referred to as Suvendu for tea,” Ms Banerjee mentioned after the assembly.
Mr Adhikari, speaking to reporters, mentioned, “It was only a courtesy name. Nothing else ought to be learn into it. I didn’t have tea.” Reacting to the “courtesy meet”, Congress chief Kamurzzan Chowdhury claimed that the method of “Didi-Modi patch-up” is underway, with eye on 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“The Centre launched funds for Pradhan Mantri Gram Awas Yojana yesterday, and Mamata is scheduled to satisfy PM Modi on December 5. As we speak, the CM met Suvendu. All these level to the truth that the method for Didi-Modi patch-up” is underway,” he mentioned.
Echoing related sentiments, CPI(M) chief Sujan Chakraborty instructed PTI that “it turned clear from in the present day’s assembly that there’s an understanding between the TMC and the BJP”.
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