Third front? Mamata talks with Nitish, Naveen

Third front? Mamata talks with Nitish, Naveen

Amidst reports of a possible parting of ways between JD(U) and BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had given a call for a federal front, today spoke to her Bihar and Odisha counterparts on the issue.

"I spoke to Nitish Kumar. Nitishji is in agreement that it would be good if we come together and form a federal front. We will all talk (with regional parties) in different states," Banerjee said after a meeting with JD(U) General Secretary K C Tyagi in her official chamber. "And, Tyagiji has come to talk to me on the subject," she said.

"I also spoke to Naveen Patnaik (Odisha Chief Minister) on the issue over phone today. When we talk again we will decide the venue where we will meet," Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress supremo, told reporters here.

"We are happy. And, you know some days ago Babulal Marandi (JVM-P chief) came from Jharkhand to talk on this. Two or three other leaders came and talked with us," she said.

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