Mamata visits Somnath Chatterjee

May 18th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal’s chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called on former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Somnath Chatterjee at his south Kolkata residence.

Accompanied by Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay, and some other leaders, Banerjee spent some time at Chatterjee’s house, virtually mobbed by a large posse of mediapersons.

The police had a torrid time in controlling the large crowd of onlookers who assembled to have a glimpse of Banerjee, who described the meeting as a “courtesy call”.

Soon after Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and its allies won an overwhelming majority Friday routing the Left Front, Chatterjee had written a letter congratulating her on the success.

“Her visit has overwhelmed me. I am very happy. I have told her to march ahead,” said the octogenarian Chatterjee.

Chatterjee also appealed to Banerjee to ensure the return of peace in areas of Bengal which were witnessing largescale post-poll clashes.

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