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Jaya warms up to Mamata after cold shoulder to Left

March 07, 2014 16:24 IST

A day after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee indicated that she was open to working with Jayalalithaa, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief on Friday telephoned her and was stated to have discussed the upcoming general elections.

The Tamil Nadu chief minister rang up Banerjee in the morning and shared views on the upcoming Lok Sabha election, sources close to the development said.

Details of the conversation were, however, not known.

The West Bengal chief minister had on Thursday said that she had no problem working with Jayalalithaa if she became the prime minister after the elections.

"I have no problem. I don't bother about the chair, I care for the people," Banerjee told a news channel when asked whether she would give support to Jayalalithaa if she wanted to be the prime minister.

On Thursday, the Tamil Nadu CM snapped her pre-poll alliance with the Left Front. Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK offered the Communist Party of India and CPI-Marxist just one seat each in the state. The Left refused to settle for less than three.

Image: Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa

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