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Sharad Pawar talks to Mamata as oppn leaders support TMC in the fight against the Center | India News


KOLKATA: Amid escalating fighting between the BJP and TMC in West Bengal ahead of the assembly elections, CPN Supreme Sharad Pawar has joined several other opposition leaders to side with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her battle against the saffron field and the Center.
Trinamool congressional sources said Monday that the party is considering organizing a mega rally by opposition leaders in Kolkata as part of its effort to shore up an anti-BJP front, but nothing has been finalized so far.
“Sharad Pawar and Mamata Banerjee share a very cordial relationship since their days in Congress. During a phone call, Sharadji expressed his support for him. He has also expressed his desire to come to Bengal and campaign for TMC,” one said. High-level party leader aware of development.
The national spokesperson for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Nawab Malik, also alleged in Mumbai earlier in the day that the BJP is using the Center to destabilize the West Bengal government.
Pawar and Banerjee had a discussion on the issue, he said.
Captain Amarinder Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, Bhupesh Baghel and Ashok Gehlot, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan respectively, recently alleged that the Center’s order to transfer three IPS officers in delegation is an interference in the functioning of the administration of West Bengal.
While Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan are governed by Congress, Delhi is governed by the Aam Aadmi Party.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chairman MK Stalin also described the “unilateral transfer” of three IPS officers from West Bengal by the BJP-led central government as “autocratic and anti-federal”.
The three IPS officers were responsible for the security of the BJP National President JP Nadda, whose convoy was attacked by alleged activists from the Trinamool Congress during his recent visit to West Bengal, where the assembly elections will be held in April-May. of the next year.
Banerjee, who opposes the Center’s move, expressed his gratitude to these opposition leaders on Sunday for expressing solidarity with the state on the issue.
A senior TMC leader said the party plans to hold a mega anti-BJP rally before the assembly elections.
“Nothing has been finalized as of now. We are thinking about whether a rally like this could be organized. Let’s see what happens. We also have to take into account the Covid situation,” said the leader.

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