Kolkata: To tide over the financial
crisis in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will
meet Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and deputy
chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia next
week to seek assistance from the Central government.
The Chief Minister, who will leave for Delhi on
Saturday, will meet Mukherjee on Monday and Ahluwalia on
Tuesday, secretariat sources said here today.
Banerjee`s meeting with the Central ministers follows
one between state finance minister Amit Mitra and Mukherjee in
the national capital recently.
During their last meeting here on May 29, Mukherjee
had assured Banerjee of Central assistance to the state to
overcome its financial crisis.
Mukherjee had also agreed with the Chief Minister`s
description of the situation as "difficult" and her suggestion
that long and short-term assistance was necessary for the