Mamata Banerjee to meet Anna Hazare today?
Social activist Anna Hazare might meet West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Tuesday, media reports said.
"Anna wanted a commitment from Mamata on delivering on promises if she comes to power. Anna also wanted to support and campaign for other candidates as well," CNN-IBN reported quoting sources.
Anna Hazare is all set to campaign for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
"Yes....Anna Hazare is going to campaign for Mamata Banerjee's @AITCofficial in 2014.They will meet in Delhi later in Feb and announce plans," TMC MP Derek O'Brien earlier tweeted.
Hazare had earlier praised the simplicity of Banerjee, while taking a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange event, Hazare said his one-time lieutenant Arvind Kejriwal had not lived up to his expectations after becoming the Delhi Chief Minister.
Taking a jibe at Kejriwal, he said, "It is the thought that matters. I have always said, since Arvind was with me, that he believes in sacrifice and has a good character. But he is in a party now. Somewhere our paths are different. He has strength, and so does Mamata. She's a Chief Minister, but she still lives in her father's small house. She did not take a government bungalow or car. She wears hawai chappals and a simple sari, and travels 8-10 kilometres inside villages. These kind of people can make a difference to the country."
The Gandhian said that Banerjee has the potential to become the Prime Minister of India.
He said that he has sent a 17-points economic agenda to every political party and only Banerjee has sent a reply to it.
(Posted on 18-02-2014)