Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi next week to invite oppn leaders for federal front rally

NEW DELHI: TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Delhi for three days next week to personally invite opposition leaders to the “federal front” rally she plans to hold in January in Kolkata, party sources said on Monday.

Banerjee is scheduled to arrive in Delhi on July 31.

During her previous visits to Delhi, she met the leaders of regional and opposition parties as part of her efforts to cobble up support for the “federal front” she has proposed to take on the ruling BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The sources – who are close to Banerjee – said she has been invited to Delhi by St. Stephen’s College to deliver a lecture on August 1, but she is likely to invite opposition leaders personally for the rally to be held on January 19 next year.

On July 31, the day she arrives in Delhi, Banerjee would speak on “the atmosphere of fear and intolerance against minorities prevailing in the country” at a gathering organised by Christian organisations, the…

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