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Tejashwi tells Biharis in Bengal to back Mamata, keeps mum on alliance

Emerging from a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Yadav said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal

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Tejashwi Yadav | Mamata Banerjee | West Bengal Assembly polls

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav speaks to media after filing their nomination papers ahead of the Bihar assembly polls in Samastipur.

Seeking to forge unity among

secular parties in the West Bengal assembly elections, RJD leader met Chief Minister on Monday and appealed to the people from Bihar domiciled here to vote for the ruling TMC.

Emerging from a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Yadav said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal.

He, however, avoided giving a straightforward answer to questions by journalists about whether the RJD will contest the elections in alliance with the TMC, saying the upcoming polls will be a fight for saving "ideals and values".

"Our party's stand is to provide full support to Mamataji," he said, appealing to the people from Bihar domiciled in Bengal to stand with Banerjee's party.

Banerjee, on her part, said she and jailed RJD supremo Lalu prasad share "mutual respect".

"When we are fighting, it is brother Tejashwi who is also fighting, we are together," Banerjee said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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First Published: Mon, March 01 2021. 18:30 IST
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