Mamata Banerjee meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks electric vehicle unit in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks electric vehicle unit in Bengal

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. PTI

New Delhi, July 29

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and talked about infrastructure projects in the state.

Later talking to mediapersons, Banerjee said she urged the minister to help in improving infrastructure in Gangasagar where millions of devotees assemble every year to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. She also urged the minister to set up a manufacturing unit for electric vehicles in West Bengal.

She also met Kanimozhi, DMK Lok Sabha member and half-sister of Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin. Asked if she and Banerjee discussed joining hands for the 2024 elections, Kanimozhi said, “I came to compliment her for the victory in the Assembly elections.” She also met actor-lyricist couple Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar. — TNS

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