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Mamata Banerjee to Visit Punjab on February 21, Expected Meeting with Kejriwal and Mann

Amid Farmers' Protests and Opposition Bloc Dynamics, Mamata Set to Offer Prayers at Golden Temple.

By: Team Pardaphash  Pardaphash Group
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Mamata Banerjee to Visit Punjab on February 21, Expected Meeting with Kejriwal and Mann

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, is set to visit Punjab on February 21, where she is expected to offer prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Speculations are rife that during her visit, Banerjee may also engage in discussions with her counterparts from Delhi and Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, respectively.

Key Meeting Amid Opposition Bloc Dynamics


The potential trilateral meeting gains significance against the backdrop of ongoing farmers’ protests and evolving discussions on seat-sharing among the opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal, prominent figures in the opposition bloc, have recently criticized the Congress party for its stance on seat allocation, creating a strain within the alliance.

Crucial Timing Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections


As preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections intensify, the timing of this meeting holds strategic importance. Both Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are members of the I.N.D.I.A bloc, which aims to forge a united front against the ruling party.

Support for Farmers and Opposition Unity


Mamata Banerjee has been vocal in her support for the farmers’ demands, particularly advocating for a minimum support price for their crops. The visit to Punjab and potential discussions with AAP leaders underscore the broader theme of unity within the opposition, especially as the parties navigate complex seat-sharing negotiations.

Backdrop of Opposition-Congress Discontent


The visit follows recent disagreements between the TMC and AAP with the Congress party over seat-sharing arrangements. Accusations of disproportionate seat demands by the Congress have strained relations within the opposition bloc, making the upcoming meeting crucial for addressing internal challenges and presenting a united front ahead of the elections.

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