Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will visit Delhi at the end of July to meet her ‘friends’.
Addressing the media, Mamata said that she hasn't visited Delhi for a long time and also since the Covid situation is better now, she will visit the national capital.
“I have not been to Delhi for a long time and since the Covid situation is better now I will visit my friends. If I am given an appointment then I will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind as well,” said the West Bengal Chief Minister.
According to TMC sources, Mamata is visiting Delhi on July 25 and is expected to stay for five days.
Notably, after the landslide victory against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded Assembly polls, many are expecting Mamata Banerjee to play a bigger role in the 2024 parliamentary election. Speculation even started that she might become the face of the Opposition against the ruling BJP.
The TMC sources claimed that Mamata is scheduled to visit Sonia Gandhi as well who incidentally held a closed-door meeting with poll strategist Prashant Kishor a day before.
It can be recalled that last month Prashant Kishor met NCP chief Sharad Pawar thrice though both the parties claimed that it was a casual meeting and nothing political.
At a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress is planning to slam the BJP during the monsoon session of the parliament, Mamata’s visit to the national capital during the monsoon session would add mileage to the TMC leaders and Lok Sabha MPs.
According to a poll analyst, after TMC's plan to telecast Mamata’s speech on July 21 Martyr’s day in Delhi, Mamata’s visit to the national capital would help her increase the party's public outreach activities in Delhi.