West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was ready to extend help to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for next year’s Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh if required.
“If Akhilesh wants, then we are ready to extend our help to him,” ANI news agency quoted Banerjee as saying.
West Bengal CM’s remark comes at a time when her party has identified Tripura, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Goa to make inroads as part of its pan-India expansion plans.
Banerjee, on a three-day visit to Delhi, on Wednesday said that she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that the decision to extend BSF’s jurisdiction in the state be withdrawn. She also raised concerns with the PM regarding the “widespread violence” in Tripura.
Banerjee also said she would meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar when she visits the big opposition hub of Mumbai next week.
“I will meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar Ji during my visit to Mumbai from November 30 to December 1,” she said.