West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy Friday evening, TMC sources said.
The meeting will be held at Banerjee’s residence in Bhabanipur at 4 pm, they said.
”HD Kumaraswamy will land in Kolkata around 3 pm, and go to Banerjee’s residence. After the meeting, Kumaraswamy is likely to address the press,” a JD(S) leader said.
The two leaders will discuss the present political situation in the country and the way forward in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, TMC sources said.
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The meetings with non-Congress, non-BJP leaders are part of the party’s efforts to cobble up unity among regional powers, they said.
Kumaraswamy had attended a meeting of opposition parties in January 2019, convened by Banerjee in Kolkata.
Friday’s meeting with him will be Banerjee’s third with a non-BJP, non-Congress leader within a week.
On Thursday, Banerjee met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar. Last week, she met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.