West Bengal CM returns to Kolkata after four-day visit to Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Kolkata at the end of her four-day visit to the national capital, calling her visit — during which she met a host of political leaders and called for opposition unity — “successful”.

Banerjee said that she now intends to come to Delhi once every two months and meet more Opposition leaders. During her visit this time, Banerjee also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari.

Her visit this time included meetings with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Kanimozhi, Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma and Abishek Manu Singhvi. She also spoke to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad. She said on Friday that she had also spoken to NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on the phone. “Today, I spoke to Sharad ji also. He has gone to Mumbai. Next time, I will meet him also. The visit is successful. We have met for political purposes; we have met for development purpose. I think let us believe that democracy must go on. To save democracy, everyone will work together. The country is the biggest place to work. If democracy is in danger, then the country falls in danger too. ‘Loktantra Bachao, Desh ko Bachao’, this is our slogan. Let us do work for farmers, labourers and unemployed youth. We support the farmers fully and it will remain,” Banerjee said.