With an aim to defeat BJP in the 2019 General elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has stated that she has 'invited all the opposition', including CPM for the mega rally of federal front which will be held in her state in January 2019.
The TMC chief also took cognizance of the recent political events that have taken place in the country, which saw Mayawati attack Congress and hint at a breakaway from 'Mahagathbandhan', and called for the opposition to take a 'stand together'.
At a media interaction on Friday, where she also informed that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah have confirmed their presence for the mega event, Mamata said,
"We have made a publicity campaign committee for January 19 Brigade Sabha. All the opposition parties and leaders have been invited. This is to go against the current BJP government. We have got the permission to hold this event. We have invited everyone as we do not consider anyone small. CPM does a lot of things against me. They do whatever they feel like because they do not have any ideals. But I am not ready to accept that everyone is bad in Left, hence I have invited Kerala CM. Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Omar Abdullah, MK Stalin, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi are all invited. Chandrababu Naidu and Omar Abdullah have confirmed their presence already. Arvind Kejriwal had given confirmation he will join us on Jan 19."
Stating that the aspiration should be to defeat BJP, the West Bengal CM also mentioned that the recent issue regarding Mayawati and Congress should be solved.
"I appeal to people of Bengal that BJP should not get a single seat here. I cannot decide for Mayawati or Akhilesh, but I would suggest that we should take a stand altogether," she added.
Mamata then went onto launch a scathing attack on BJP, claiming it has been trying to disrupt the proceedings in her state. "Central has been attempting a lot of unrest in the State, my committee will take precautions so that no panic is spread. When I gave money to Imam's, BJP went to court and questioned that too. Now they are questioning puja committee donation," he also said.