Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday met Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Delhi.
The meeting took place at TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s official residence in the national capital around 3.30 pm.
This had triggered speculations of him joining the TMC.
However, after the meeting, Swamy rubbished all speculations. “I was already with her (Mamata). There is no need for me to join the party,” the Indian Express quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, Swamy was all praises for Mamata Banerjee after the meeting. Taking to Twitter, the BJP leader wrote: "Of the all the politicians I have met or worked with, Mamata Banerjee ranks with JP, Morarji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi, Chandrashekhar, and P V Narasimha Rao who meant what they said and said what they meant. In Indian politics that is a rare quality."
This comes amid Mamata Banerjee's plans to expand the TMC nationally.
On Tuesday, the West Bengal CM inducted three new leaders into her party. Former JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Verma, Congress leader Kirti Azad and former Congress leader Ashok Tanwar joined the TMC in Delhi.
Earlier this year, Congress leader from Assam Sushmita Dev and former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro had joined TMC. Former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Yashwant Sinha had also joined TMC last March.
The party is all set to contest the Goa Assembly polls 2022. It is planning to give a tough fight to the BJP in Tripura and Assam.
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