NDA woos Didi
A day after she led a protest march against petrol price hike, Mamata Banerjee was offered a red-carpet welcome by the BJP, which tried to woo the Trinamool Congress chief to break the UPA ranks and shore up the NDA’s numbers in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Sushil Modi, Bihar’s deputy CM, extended the invitation to Mamata on Sunday. “We are ready to welcome Mamata Banerjee to the NDA. She will be welcome with a red carpet. There are no permanent equations in politics and no permanent friends or foes,” he said. Ravi Shankar Prasad and Rajnath Singh had made similar overtures to their former ally recently.