Nitish calls on Mamata, after meeting Didi says ‘Want BJP to become zero


In an apparent bid to cobble up an alliance of Opposition parties before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday called on his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Nitish was accompanied by his deputy Tejashwi Yadav.
After the meeting, the three leaders held a joint press conference. Nitish said, “We have held talks, especially about the coming together of all parties and making all preparations ahead of the upcoming Parliament elections. Whatever will be done next, will be done in the nation’s interest. Those who are ruling now, have nothing to do. They are just doing their own publicity. Nothing is being done for the nation’s development.” Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee also pitched for opposition unity while calling for an opposition meeting in Bihar, the land of the JP movement. “We will go ahead together. We have no personal ego, we want to work together collectively. I have made just one request to Nitish Kumar. Jayaprakash (Narayan ) ji’s movement started from Bihar,”Mamata said. If we have an all-party meeting in Bihar, we can decide where to go next. But first of all, we must convey that we are united. I have said earlier too that I have no objections. I want BJP to become zero. They have become a big hero with media’s support and lies,” Mamata added. “I want BJP to become zero. They have become a big hero with the media’s support, lies and fake videos”, she claimed. Earlier on April 12, Nitish Kumar had met with Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge and former MP Rahul Gandhi in the national capital.