Just a day before the meeting of the opposition leaders to be held in Bihar’s Patna, various political leaders arrived at the meeting centre. On Thursday, June 22, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, met with Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar. Kumar and Banerjee spoke for around 15 minutes at the Circuit House. The TMC Supremo asked about the JDU Chief’s health, as he had fallen ill earlier this week, due to which he had to cancel his visit to Tamil Nadu’s Chennai and other programmes.
Taking to Facebook, Banerjee said, “I express my sincere gratitude to Nitish Ji for taking the time to meet with me in Patna today. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to discuss various matters of mutual interest and concern. I am truly thankful for his willingness to engage in constructive dialogue”.
“We had the chance to address several important issues that affect our respective states and the overall development of our nation. Nitish Ji’s leadership and experience have been instrumental in driving progress and addressing the challenges faced by Bihar. I convey my best wishes to him for all his future endeavours”, she added.
Talking to reporters outside the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav, where she met him and RJD President, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Banerjee said, “We have come here as we will fight together, we will fight like a family”. She was accompanied by her nephew, Abhishek Banerjee. In a clip which is going viral on social media, Mamata Banerjee can be seen greeting and touching the feet of Lalu Yadav.
A short while ago, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and AAP Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Singh arrived in Patna as well, and went straight to the Patna Sahib Gurudwara. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, MK Stalin has landed in Patna as well.
And while with the Friday meeting, the opposition leaders will decide on the making of an ‘Anti-BJP Front’ for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, earlier on Thursday, BSP National President, Mayawati, taking a jibe at the leaders who are set to attend the meeting, expressed that the meeting is nothing but an example of, “Dil mile na mile, haath milate rahiye”, which means, staying together, without a consensus.
“Mooh mein Ram, bagal mein chhuri”, is what Mayawati said about the meeting of the opposition leaders.