India’s West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday.Trianmool Congress (TMC) leaders aware of the developments said Banerjee is expected to arrive in Delhi on Tuesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a TMC leader familiar with the matter said Banerjee plans to discuss “administrative issues” with Modi. “The chief minister wants to keep political matters and administrative issues separate. This appointment was sought earlier and has no connection with any recent incident.”
Another TMC leader said during the meeting, the chief minister might also protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders demanding a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal, reports Hindustan Times.
Bengal’s Opposition parties, however, attacked the state government over the timing of the meeting.