Chennai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leaving for Chennai on November 3 to attend the birthday function of West Bengal Governor La Ganesan’s elder brother and to meet Tamil Nadu CM Stalin on November 2. He may discuss strategies for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls with the DMK president.
Speaking to reporters, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, “Today (Tuesday) I will meet Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin. He is my political friend. It is a courtesy meeting, I am going to Chennai. Whenever two political figures meet there are issues that are discussed. ».
Today I will meet Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin is my political friend. It’s a courtesy meeting, I’m going to Chennai. Whenever two political figures meet, related matters are discussed: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/NgVjB8JfeH
— ANI (@ANI) November 2, 2022
You are then expected to stay at a hotel in Chennai.
Then, on November 3, La Ganesan’s brother’s birthday celebration is expected. He will also meet the politicians attending the event.
However, Mamata’s visit drew the ire of the opposition, which criticized her for traveling to Chennai for a “temporary” governor’s family function on taxpayers’ money.
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According to PTI, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “I see no reason for Banerjee to go to Chennai to attend the birthday party of a family member of the governor.”
“I think it is a ploy to develop a good relationship with the Center so that West Bengal does not become another Jagdeep Dhankhar governor,” he said.
CPI-M leader Sujan Chakraborty said, “I don’t see any logic in a chief minister visiting the governor’s family program on taxpayers’ money. In fact, he is fleeing the state when job seekers are holding demonstrations demanding employment. He is not. he is not worried at all and is running away from reality.’
Meanwhile, heavy rains in Chennai have flooded houses and flooded roads. The rains are expected to continue for the next three days.