Raj Thackeray to meet Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, discuss electoral reforms

File photo: Raj Thackeray. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Mumbai Jul 30, 2019, 12.39 PM (IST)

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray on Wednesday meet West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee in a bid to discuss electoral reforms and the current political situation in the country.

Thackeray arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday.

According to reports, Thackeray had called up Mamata Banerjee and expressed his desire to meet her and discuss the issue. 

Opposition parties had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by tampering EVM machines.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had rejected opposition's accusation, saying that EVMs are tamper-proof and can't be hacked.

Mamata Banerjee was one of the earliest interlocutors of the united opposition, wherein all like-minded anti-BJP parties had come under one umbrella to take on the saffron party in the Lok Sabha polls.

In June, Mamata had asked all the Opposition parties to come together and demand the return of ballot papers. "I ask all the 23 political parties in the opposition to come together and demand the return of ballot papers. We must raise our voices. Even a country like the US has banned EVMs," Banerjee said. 

BJP returned to power with a thumping majority securing 303 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.

(With inputs from agencies)