West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Anand Sharma in New Delhi.
This is the first of her series of meetings with senior political leaders in the national capital after her assembly poll victory in Bengal.
Mr. Nath, after meeting the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, said he had come to congratulate Ms. Banerjee for her victory in the recent assembly elections.
"We have not discussed any strategy. That will be discussed by the leader of our party. We just discussed the current situation and the issue of rising prices," the Congress leader told reporters.
Mr. Nath said Ms. Banerjee’s victory in the assembly polls has sent a message across the country.
Later, Ms. Banerjee met Mr. Sharma.
During the meeting, Mr. Sharma is reported to have told her that there cannot be a non-BJP front without the Congress as it is a national political party with a pan-India presence.
Ms. Banerjee will be meeting another Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Singhvi in the evening.
Sources said Ms. Banerjee’s visit is part of her efforts to cobble up a national front against the BJP.
She will also be meeting PM Narendra Modi.
Ms. Banerjee is slated to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday evening.
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