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‘Will you lead the opposition bloc?’: Sri Lankan president asks Mamata Banerjee | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday threw a casual question at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and asked whether she is going to lead the opposition alliance, INDIA.
Banerjee who met Wickremesinghe at the Dubai airport was also amused by the question. “If people support us, we can be in a position (power) tomorrow,” she replied.
Banerjee said that Wickremesinghe, seeing her at the airport lounge, called her to “join for some discussion” when she invited him to the state-organised Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in November.
“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,” she posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Banerjee also said Wickremesinghe has invited her to visit the island country.
“It was a pleasant interaction with deep implications,” she added.
Banerjee reached Dubai on Tuesday evening and was at the airport there this morning to board her flight to Spain.
Mamata was on her way to a 12-day official trip to Dubai and Spain during which she will attend business summits to attract investments to the state.

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