To consolidate her political strength before the Lok Sabha elections, chief of West Bengal's principal opposition party, Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee on Saturday left for northern West Bengal to address two party conferences in the foothills of the Himalayan region.
"I am going to north Bengal where I will address workers' two conferences at Dinhata in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar in Jalpaiguri district," Banerjee told reporters here at her south Kolkata residence.
She said the joint campaign with the Congress was temporarily put on hold as the use of microphone is restricted during examinations.
"We are not carrying out our joint campaign with the Congress considering the restriction on mike use," she added.
Asked to comment on the issue of Varun Gandhi, Banerjee was curt.
"I'll not say anything about the issue as it's not related to West Bengal politics. Please don't ask me this type of question any more," Banerjee said.