West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was invited to attend an international peace conference in Rome in October this year. Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egypt’s Grand Imam Al-Alzhar Ahmad al-Tayyib, among others, are expected to attend the conference scheduled for October 6-7, 2021.
The invitation to the meeting, entitled World Meeting for Peace âPeople as Brothers, Future Landâ was sent to the Chief Minister by Macro Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Catholic association based in Rome.
The invitation letter congratulated the Congressional Leader of Trinamool for his victory of “meaningful elections” in the recently held Assembly polls and “for the important work for social justice, for the development of your own country, and therefore, for peace, you did. for over ten years now.
The TMC returned to power in the state of West Bengal for the third time in a row after a landslide victory in this year’s March-April elections, winning 213 of the 292 assembly seats.
“I feel your commitment and your generous struggles in favor of the weakest and most disadvantaged, very close to my sensitivity and to the work of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome and throughout the world”, declares the letter.
This invitation comes at a time when the TMC is trying to expand its base to other states and try to unite all the forces opposed to the power of the BJP in the Center.
âIt shows how the whole world looked at the elections in Bengal. It proves that Mamata’s stance on protecting peace and respecting human values ââhas been noticed by the whole world, âsaid a senior TMC executive who declined to be cited because Banerjee herself did not. not yet commented on the invitation.