Prashant Kishor meets Mamata Banerjee

Prashant Kishor meets Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI: Political strategist Prashant Kishor met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Thursday, raising speculation that he may work with her in the near future, sources said.nnAccompanied by TMC MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Kishor had over two hours discussion with the chief minister, the sources said.nnThey said Kishor agreed to work with her if she so desired.nnThe meeting between Banerjee and Kishor came at a time when the TMC supremo is facing a tough challenge from the BJP in the state.nnThe saffron party won 18 out of a total of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, only four less than the ruling TMC, in the recently concluded general election.nnBuoyed by stupendous performance, the saffron party leaders are claiming that their next target is to overthrow the TMC from the power in the 2021 state polls.nnThe Thursday’s meeting indicates that Banerjee may engage the poll planner to halt the BJP’s growing influence in Bengal ahead of the crucial state election.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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