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Mamata Banerjee calls meet with PM Modi “only constitutional”

Kolkata | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, before meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, said it was merely constitutional.

“It’s a courtesy meet. It is our constitutional obligation to meet each other to work for the country,” Banerjee told journalists before taking a flight to New Delhi.

Asked by reporters as to what issues she will raise with the Prime Minister, she said, “I don’t know what to say because, it does not look nice to speak anything before the meeting”.

The Chief Minister said that she was going to Delhi after a long time and there was a lot of routine work lined up related to the State. “The Centre owes us some funds and then there is the issue of public sector units and merger of banks,” she said.

Banerjee is likely to meet PM Modi on Wednesday.

Banerjee also hinted at privatisation in Air India and Indian Railways and said that the employees of these organisations had met her in this regard.

She also underlined the issue of changing the name of the State from West Bengal to Bangla, which is pending with the Centre.

The meeting comes at a time when the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) is caught in a legal tussle with senior IPS officer and Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (CID) Rajeev Kumar.

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