West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence.
This is Mamata's first meeting with the Prime Minister after her assembly poll victory in Bengal.
During the meeting, Mamata demanded raised the issue of Covid-19 and the need for more vaccines in Bengal. She also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe in the Pegasus row.
"It was a courtesy meeting with PM today. During the meeting, I raised the issue of Covid and need for more vaccines, medicines in the state. I also raised the pending issue of the change of name of the state," Mamata said.
"PM should call an all-party meeting on the Pegasus issue. There should be a Supreme Court-monitored probe in this matter," she added.
Earlier today, the Trinamool Congress supremo met Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Anand Sharma. After the meeting, Kamal Nath said they did not discuss any strategy and he only congratulated her victory in the Bengal elections.
"We have not discussed any strategy. That will be discussed by the leader of our party. We just discussed the current situation and the issue of rising prices," Nath said.
Mamata will also be meeting another Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Singhvi in the evening. She is also scheduled to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.
The TMC supremo, who apparently seeks to take up a larger role in national politics prior to the 2024 Lok Sabha election, is visiting Delhi for the first time after leading her party to power in West Bengal for the third time in a row.

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