West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met Jharkhand CM-designate Hemant Soren in Ranchi. The meeting comes after TMC sources earlier said that Mamata will attend Soren’s swearing in ceremony on Sunday. In the wake of countrywide protests and top opposition leaders of the country scheduled to attend the programme, Soren’s swearing-in ceremony is likely to be a “show of unity”.
Jharkhand Chief Minister designate Hemant Soren meets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Ranchi. Banerjee will attend Soren's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/1mQ92Y63lC— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2019
“We share a very good relationship with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Hemant Soren. So far, it has been decided that our party supremo along with some senior leaders would attend Soren’s swearing-in ceremony on December 29,” a senior TMC leader said.
After Jharkhand assembly election results were annonced, Banerjee had said that people showed faith in Soren and that he would fulfil their aspirations. Banerjee added that elections were held amid protests over amended citizenship law and proposed countrywide NRC, and extended good wishes to the “brothers and sisters” of the neighbouring state for voting in favour of the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance.
“Congratulations @HemantSorenJMM ji, @RJDforIndia, @INCJharkhand on winning. People of Jharkhand have entrusted U to fulfill their aspirations. My good wishes to all brothers/sisters in Jharkhand. Elections were held during #CAA_NRC_Protest. This is a verdict in favour of citizens,” she had tweeted.
Morever, Banerjee had written to all opposition leaders and chief ministers to unite and fight together against the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed NRC.