Patel not only described the agenda of the meeting to the West Bengal CM, but also stressed upon the important role Mamata needs to play
away from the meetings which took place in the parliament, the focus has been the meeting between Patel and Banerjee who is in town for the oath-taking ceremony of the vice-president elect, Vainkaiah Naidu . Keeping the cameras at bay, Patel was driven in a little after 8 PM and had a meeting with the West Bengal CM for 20 minutes
Patel not only described the agenda of the meeting to the West Bengal CM, but also stressed upon the important role Mamata needs to play tomorrow. This can be a sign of the bigger national role Mamata may have after oppositions only big face Nitish Kumar left the bandwagon. That leaves them with Soniya Gandhi, who lately keeps unwell and Rahul Gandhi whom the likes of Mamata or Navin Patnaik will never accept as a face to lead. And a Mayawati who is still struggling to set her house in Uttar Pradesh in order. This leaves only Mamata.
Ahmed Patel’s party may call it a ‘regular visit’, but what transpired in that 20 minutes will be clear only after Mamata takes up the united opposition issue in tomorrows meeting. And that probably will decide whether Mamata Banerjee is the new Nitish Kumar.
Fresh from his victory in Gujrat by retaining his Rajya Sabha seat in a nail biting competition, party veteran and Sonia’s trusted lieutenant Ahmed Patel, is back in the thick of things. The first political assignment is to have a one-on-one meet with all opposition party representatives before tomorrow.