Mamata urges regional parties to form federal front

Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday urged all the regional parties to come together and form a federal front in the coming Lok Sabha election.

Appealing to all non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regional parties to launch a united fight, Banerjee said they needed to walk together to free the country from "misrule" and "anti-people" decisions.

"Time has come for all the regional parties to come together and form a federal front in the coming Lok Sabha election.

"I appeal to all the non-Congress, non-BJP regional parties to launch a united fight to free the country from misrule and anti-people decisions, and work together to build a better and brighter India," she said in a post on her Facebook page.

"Let us stand together. Let us talk together. Let us decide a plan of action for the next Lok Sabha election," she said.

Since leaving the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance last September, Banerjee has been pitching for the all non-Congress and non-BJP parties to rally together ahead of the next general election.