West Bengal polls: 'Support Mamata', Tejashwi Yadav tells Biharis in state ahead of Assembly elections
After a meeting with Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat in Kolkata, the RJD leader said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal
Kolkata: Seeking to forge unity among secular parties in the West Bengal Assembly elections, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday and appealed to the people from Bihar domiciled in Kolkata to vote for the ruling TMC.
Emerging from a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Yadav said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal.
He, however, avoided giving a straightforward answer to questions by journalists about whether the RJD will contest the elections in alliance with the TMC, saying the upcoming polls will be a fight for saving "ideals and values".
"Our party's stand is to provide full support to Mamataji," he said, appealing to the people from Bihar domiciled in Bengal to stand with Banerjee''s party.
Banerjee, on her part, said she and jailed RJD supremo Lalu prasad share "mutual respect".
"When we are fighting, it is brother Tejashwi who is also fighting, we are together," Banerjee said.
The commission said it is a matter of deep regret that a "media narrative was sought to be weaved hour after hour to misguide voters, by a candidate who also happens to be CM of the state"
The TMC supremo ridiculed Narendra Modi's recent claim that the BJP had already won 100 seats in the four phases of the election
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