Kolkata: The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, today called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi. Though, BJP leader Mukul Roy welcomed Banerjee’s move, he also took a dig at her by reminding her that this is how a federal system works.
Roy said, “If CM has sought time to meet PM (Modi), he should definitely meet. Similarly, if CM has been called by the PM or HM, she (Mamata Banerjee) should also oblige.”
The BJP leader added, “When Mamata was called to Delhi so many times by the PM and the HM, she didn’t bother to turn up. Now she’s inviting PM, but we welcome this change.”
During the meeting Mamata Banerjee discussed to change the name of West Bengal into Bangla. Banerjee told the media that Narendra Modi had promised to do something in the matter.
She also requested the Prime Minister to release the Rs. 13,000 crore of Central funds to her state. The West Bengal Chief Minister also extended her invitation to Modi to visit West Bengal during Durga Puja and to attend the inauguration of the world’s second largest coal block Deocha Pachami in Birbhum district.
Mamata Banerjee also said that she has requested an appointment with the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.