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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has agreed to the Congress's request to campaign for Priyanka Gandhi in Wayanad, setting aside her differences with the grand old party, sources said.

In fact, it was Mamata Banerjee who had pitched the idea for Priyanka to contest from Varanasi, something that even Rahul Gandhi has echoed in recent days.

The development comes after veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram held a meeting with Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat in Kolkata. Sources said Chidambaram came as an emissary of the Gandhis.

The TMC supremo has been upset with the Congress and specifically blamed state party chief Adhir Chowdhury for the breakdown in Congress-TMC alliance



talks.

After TMC's big win in Bengal, where it secured 29 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats, the party's second-in-command Abhishek Banerjee has been on an overdrive to meet INDIA constituent members to bring them together on various issues, minus the Congress.

First, Banerjee met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and AAP's Raghav Chadha in New Delhi and subsequently flew to Mumbai to meet Uddhav Thackeray.

Earlier this week, a TMC delegation comprising MPs Kalyan Banerjee, Sagarika Ghose and Saket Gokale met NCP supremo Sharad Pawar in Mumbai and took part in a joint demonstration demanding a SEBI probe into alleged stock market manipulation on exit poll day. Once again, Congress was not involved in the agitation.
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