Formation of federal front always on agenda, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

I knew his father Biju Patnaik very well and he was very fond of me. "I share a good relationship with Mr Patnaik's family", Ms Banerjee told reporters here after meeting her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik at the latter's residence.

Bengal CM meets Naveen Patnaik, says formation of anti-BJP federal front is on her agenda.

Coming down heavily on the BJP, she said the party (BJP) divides people and split political parties, a tactics that the regional parties do not resort to. Besides, they also discussed about the CBI's action against the top leaders of the TMC and BJD in chit fund scam. "Courtesy call. No politics discussed", he said.

Asked if the regional parties perceived threats from the BJP, the WB chief minister clarified that there was danger whatsoever from the saffron party but the regional parties needed to work together.

Mamata also stated that the secular parties are always together. "We love regional parties and we want regional parties to persist and grow". All the States are important to strengthen the federal structure...

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Even as chief minister Naveen Patnaik was one among the chief ministers to shun red beacon following a decision of the Union cabinet, his party MP Tathagata Satpathy on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the decision on lal batti removal was a joke.

Asked about Satpathy's call to withdraw high profile security from VIPs, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik supported him and said, "There is no harm in doing away with this (high security)". "I would be the first to come between him and any threat". Once he sent state place to bring me here.

As neighbouring states, it is good to keep in touch, she said adding "Politics is a continuous process".

The venue for today's meeting was Bhubaneswar, where the BJP's national executive set its election targets last week - both Odisha and West Bengal had figured generously in the party's expansion plans.

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