'Nita, Mukesh Ji Requesting...': Mamata Banerjee To Attend For Ambani Wedding, Plans Key Meet With Uddhav, Sharad Pawar

(MENAFN- Live Mint) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday confirmed that she will attend the Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding, scheduled to be held on 12 July, in Mumbai. The TMC supremo also mentioned she would be meeting INDIA bloc allies Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (SP) leader Sharad Pawar in Mumbai .

Mamata Banerjee will also likely meet Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav in Mumbai.

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Mamata Banerjee also said that earlier she had planned on not attending.“I might not have gone (to attend Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding) but all of the family members from Nita ji to Mukesh ji everyone is requesting me to attend the wedding again and again”, CM Banerjee told PTI.

"I am going to Mumbai for the wedding of Mukesh Ambani's son. Tomorrow I have an appointment with Uddhav Thackeray . I will also meet Sharad Pawar there. There will be political discussion as we will meet after (Lok Sabha) elections. Akhilesh Yadav will also reach there, so there is a possibility that I will meet him too." CM Mamata Banerjee said.

Mamata Banerjee in Mumbai

During her visit to Mumbai, Mamata Banerjee plans to hold separate meetings with former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. The meeting with Sharad Pawar is scheduled for tomorrow evening at his Silver Oak residence and is expected to focus on national political strategies.

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According to media reports, Mamata Banerjee wants to consolidate the opposition voice and discuss strategy ahead of the Budget session in Parliament scheduled for 22 July to 12 August.

With Maharashtra gearing up for assembly elections later this year and the upcoming budget session in Parliament, discussions may also revolve around the opposition parties' strategy for the session.

Mamata Banerjee is likely to campaign for Lok Sabha poll debutant and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi in Kerala's Wayanad.

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It is still being determined if Congress top brass will be present in Mumbai during the Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant wedding. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely be in Maharashtra's capital city.

CM Mamata Banerjee will likely meet Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sonia Gandhi in the national capital, Delhi, ahead of the Budget Session.

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant: Political leaders as guests

Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, and Radhika Merchant , the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare, are set to tie the knot on 12 July.

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The wedding festivities will span multiple days, starting with the Shubh Vivah on 12 July, then the Shubh Aashirwad on 13 July, and concluding with the Mangal Utsav on 14 July.

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Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, on 4 July, met former Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence, 10 Janpath. The Reliance chairman presented Gandhi with an invitation card to the wedding of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, news agency ANI reported.

Further, Aaj Tak reported that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu , Deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan, Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh are likely to attend the grand celebration in Mumbai.


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