Mamata to meet Modi today

Regional parties like the AIADMK, YSR Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Biju Janata Dal together have about 12 per cent, which the BJP hopes to add. YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy had also recently met the Prime Minister and offered his party's support. She has been in the union cabinet during the BJP government earlier.

"She always does what suits her interest", he said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided the Central government is ready to look at "suitable alternatives".

She realises that the Left no longer poses any real threat to her present hegemony in West Bengal, since the Marxists and their allies have been repeatedly rejected by the State's electorate.

"I will not answer the question", Banerjee said when asked if action will be taken against police officers who beat up journalists covering the "March to Nabanna" (state Secretariat), organised by 11 Left-aligned peasant organisations on Monday. Then the Finance Minister and departmental officials should have accompanied her.

"I am not going to give you the answer".

"We are hopeful about the Teesta water sharing issue, and relations between India and Bangladesh will improve".

"The BJP in West Bengal and its workers have started a struggle, which people of the state trust and support".

On the other hand, the Trinamool pooh poohed the snide remarks of the Congress and the Left. We have never bowed our head. "We will continue our agitation". The Congress, along with its ally the CPI (M), chose to bring in a no confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government in Assembly on Wednesday against the atrocities perpetrated by the ruling government. "When we oppose the BJP, then also they ask us why we are doing it", said Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chattjerjee. The channel claimed that West Bengal chief minister sought an appointment from PM Modi and might discuss a number of issues.

  • Joanne Flowers