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Mamata eyeing Nitish,Naveen support against FDI

BS Reporter  |  Kolkata 

In an effort to take forward her fight against Centre, Trinamool Congress has now started seeking support from other regional parties like Janata Dal (United) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) before taking a final decision on moving a resolution against FDI in multi-brand retail in the winter session of parliament.

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is understood have spoken to Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar over phone last night to discuss the matter.Also, according to TMC sources, Banerjee is likely to meet BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a few days to seek his support over the issue. “Mulayam said he will support a resolution against FDI. But it is difficult to guess what he will do. TMC is not in a hurry. We want to test the water before making such a move,” said a senior TMC MP.

Earlier Mamata Banerjee had said, she was ready to support Mulayam Singh-sponsored resolution against FDI in retail. However she added, she will discuss the matters “inside the party and friends outside the party” before taking a final call.

First Published: Fri, September 28 2012. 00:14 IST