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After Pawar, now Mamata aspires for leadership role in anti-BJP front

Pawar and Banerjee, both of whom are former Congress leaders, are unwilling to accept Congress President Rahul Gandhi as their leader

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee listens to the speech of State Governor Keshari nath Tripathy (not seen) on the first day of West Bengal Assembly Budget Session, in Kolkata (Photo: PTI)

Archis Mohan New Delhi
The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday indicated that its chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had the most "impeccable credentials" among opposition leaders to lead a front of opposition parties against Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Lok Sabha polls.
The Trinamool claim came a day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar had convened a meeting of the opposition parties to discuss future strategy, which the Trinamool Congress didn't attend. Trinamool leaders claimed they were not invited to the meeting, but NCP sources disputed this.
Interestingly, Trinamool Lok Sabha member Dinesh Trivedi was sent by his

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 12:49 AM IST

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