Mamata to have 15-minute meeting with Naveen Patnaik today: sources

Bhubaneswar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today on the last day of her three-day Odisha tour.

Though the West Bengal chief minister’s office has not said anything about the exact timings when Mamata will be having talks with the Odisha chief Minister, unconfirmed sources said she is scheduled to have a meeting for 15-20 minutes with Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Nivas in Bhubaneswar.

Mamata, who is stationed at the Circuit House in Puri at present, will leave for Bhubaneswar at around 3-3.30 pm and is scheduled to fly to Kolkata from the Biju Patnaik International Airport at 5.40 pm, the sources added.

The topic of today’s discussion between the two chief ministers of Odisha and West Bengal is still not clear.

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Mamata yesterday told newsmen that she will meet Naveen before leaving for Kolkata and an appointment regarding this had been sought from the Odisha Chief Minister’s Office.

The West Bengal Chief Minister on Wednesday visited the Srimandir in Puri, spent an hour in the temple and paid obeisance to the deities.

Mamata was welcomed by Srimandir servitors and the temple administration after reaching the Singha Dwara at around 6 pm yesterday.