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Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, discusses issues related to development

Banerjee’s Meeting With The PM Coincided With A Day Ahead Of The Opposition’s Brainstorming To Decide Their Candidate For The Presidential Election And On A Day When Bengal BJP Organized Protests In Kolkata’s Lalbazaar Area Against Her Government.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 25 May 2017, 04:56:07 PM
Mamata Banerjee (Pic credit - ANI)

New Delhi:

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the PMO on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Banerjee’s meeting with the PM coincided with a day ahead of the opposition’s brainstorming to decide their candidate for the presidential election and on a day when Bengal BJP organized protests in Kolkata’s Lalbazaar area against her government.

Mamata claimed that she discussed development issues but didn’t have any talks regarding the upcoming Presidential election.

On Friday, leaders of Opposition parties would meet decide on a candidate for the Presidential election as the term of present President Pranab Mukherjee endson July 24.

In Kolkata, BJP workers on Thursday clashed with police during their march to the police headquarters.

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They were demanding the arrest of “corrupt” TMC leaders, prompting the force touse teargas shells, water canons, and batons to disperse them.

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First Published : 25 May 2017, 04:41:00 PM