Mamata Banerjee Holds 'Non-Political' Meeting With PM Narendra Modi, Invites Him to West Bengal
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi. (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, September 18: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence in Delhi on Wednesday. At the core of the meeting was the attempt to better relations between the Centre and West Bengal, said Banerjee. The West Bengal CM also sought appointment to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, said reports. "Issues of unemployment was raised. I will also be seeking an appointment with the home minister," said Mamata Banerjee to the press after the meeting. Mamata Banerjee Runs Into PM Narendra Modi’s Wife Jashodaben at Kolkata Airport, Gifts Her a Saree.

While leaving for Delhi on Tuesday, Mamata told reporters at the airport that she has to meet the Prime Minister to claim the dues the Centre owes West Bengal under the various Centre-state jointly sponsored programmes. Also, several other issues like disinvestment of PSUs and transfer of headquarters of companies, the Assam National Register of Citizens are on the agenda of their discussion.

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On the occasion of PM Narendra Modi's 69th birthday on Tuesday, Mamata Banerjee had extended warm greetings and wished for his healthy life. The birthday and the wish marked a shift in the acrimonious relationship the leaders share and the war of words and blows between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC that often make headlines.