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Will you lead the Opposition alliance? Lankan President asks Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee met Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe at Dubai airport and invited him to the state business summit in November. The West Bengal Chief Minister is on a 12-day trip to Dubai and Spain. he conversation between the two leaders, apparently, was all politics and on the occasion, the President asked a crucial question that's uppermost in the minds of many."Can I ask you a question,"  Wickremesinghe is heard saying in a short clip that was circulated online. On Ms Banerjee's acquiescence, he said, "Will you lead the Opposition alliance?

We all are wondering"."Oh my goodness," the Bengal Chief Minister said, completely taken aback. Then laughing, she added, "It depends on the will of the people, you know... If people support us, we can be in position (power) tomorrow."

"His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe saw me at the Dubai International Airport Lounge and called me to join for some discussion. I have been humbled by his greetings and (have) invited him to the Bengal Global Business Summit 2023 in Kolkata," Mamata Banerjee posted on X.She also said Wickremesinghe had invited her to visit the island nation.


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