The BJP has taken a dig at the planned dinner meeting between West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, calling them “anarchist chief ministers”.
"When 2 anarchist CMs @ArvindKejriwal & @MamataOfficial meet over dinner, who can predict d outcome? May b God?"tweeted Sidharth Nath Singh, one of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) top leaders from West Bengal.
Kejriwal will meet Banerjee at her Delhi residence on Tuesday. Delhi government officials have described it as a “courtesy meeting”.
The BJP, which rules at the centre, has been at loggerheads with the two chief ministers, who have consistently attacked the central government for interfering with the rights of states.
Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the BJP’s principal rival in Delhi, and so is Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. The AAP routed the BJP in elections to the Delhi Assembly earlier this year while West Bengal will go to the polls next year.
Banerjee had supported Kejriwal during the AAP's tussle with the central government over a host of issues.
She is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and place her demands for tackling flood damage in her state.
"I will meet the PM on August 12 and place my demand for the state and request him to waive loans taken by the farmers," Banerjee told the media.
Banerjee’s visit to the national capital follows the central government's clearance of the second phase of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project, which provides for sharing World Bank assistance of Rs. 2,361.35 crore among six states, including West Bengal.