Mamata meets Omar, discusses creation of federal front against BJP

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Kolkata, Jul 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has positioned herself at the forefront of the anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) force, met Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Howrah on Friday.
Mamata didi has always been concerned about Kashmir. We discussed the current situation of my state. We had a discussion about the present situation in the nation and about the fear that prevails among minorities,” Omar Abdullah said after meeting Mamata. Omar, while addressing the media, said, “Our focus is to fight and contest together across the country in general elections”. When asked about the possibility of Mamata being the prime minister of the country, he said, “we will decide on all this after elections”.
Stressing on how opposition parties are working together, Mamata Banerjee said, “Please don’t pick and choose a name to divide us. All the opposition parties are working together.”
Talking about Kashmir, Omar said that the BJP has been a big failure in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We discussed about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir with Mamata ji, we feel that minorities are not safe. We have also discussed about a federal front against the BJP,” he said.
“True federal front will need to have parties without any differences, this is very important. All the anti-BJP parties must come together for a united face,” he added.
Omar Abdullah also said that Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) has assured that Jammu and Kashmir would be represented by the party in Rajya Sabha since the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference has no representation there.