Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Delhi between November 22 and 25.
Sources said the Trinamool chief will meet opposition leaders to talk strategy to take on the BJP in what is likely to be another explosive session in which farm laws’ repeal will take centre stage.
The three farm laws were passed last year in the Parliament. This led to 15 months of furious protests from farmers till Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the laws would be repealed.
The formal process of scrapping the laws is expected in the upcoming winter session.
Ms Banerjee tweeted “heartfelt congratulations to every single farmer”, offered condolences to the families of farmers who had died, and slammed the BJP for the “cruelty” meted out to the protesters.
Mamta Banerjee in Delhi:
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will arrive in Delhi on Monday for her four-day-long visit to the national capital ahead of the Parliament’s Winter Session.
Mamata Banerjee may also meet Prime Minister Modi, news agency PTI said this week. The two are expected to discuss issues like the centre’s contentious increase of BSF jurisdiction.
Last month Ms Banerjee wrote to PM Modi on this topic. Furthermore, slammed it as an attempt to interfere with the federal structure of the country.
The West Bengal assembly had on Tuesday passed a resolution against the Centre’s decision to extend the BSF jurisdiction. West Bengal becomes the second state to oppose the move through its state legislature.
A controversy has sparked over the Centre’s decision to amend the Border Security Force (BSF) Act. As opposition leaders accusing PM Modi-led BJP government at the Centre of abolishing the federal structure of the country.
As per the order, the BSF, which was only empowered to take action up to fifteen kilometres in the states of Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. Now the BSF has been authorised to spread its jurisdiction up to 50 km without any hurdle or further permission either from central or state governments.
Manta’s second visit to Delhi:
This will be Mamata Banerjee’s second visit to the national capital. Hence, after her party’s landslide victory in the West Bengal polls in April-May this year.
The TMC chief had last visited the city in July when she met top opposition leaders. It includes Congress’ Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Kamal Nath and Anand Sharma. Along with, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Mamta Banerjee has since also been talked up as a possible Prime Minister candidate.