“I am not a political astrologer”: Mamata Banerjee on opposition face for 2024 polls

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remained unsure about being the face of the opposition to take on the ruling BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

It will depend on the situation, she told reporters on Wednesday when asked if she would be the face of the opposition.

The West Bengal CM said “I want to help all the Opposition parties to bell the cat. I don’t want to be a leader, but a simple cadre,” she said on the leadership issue.

She further said “I am not a political astrologer. It depends on the situation, structure. I have no problem if someone else leads. When the matter is discussed we can decide. I cannot impose.”

On the Pegasus scandal, she said the situation was more serious than Emergency and accused the Centre of being unresponsive.

“Everywhere they are sending ED, IT for raids. Here there is no response. In a democracy, the government has to respond.

“The situation is very serious, it’s more serious than the emergency,” the Trinamool Congress chief said.

Banerjee had said the unity of opposition parties will take shape on its own.