Kolkata, June 19 :
Union Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal Thursday held a 40-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat “Nabanna”.
Goyal, known to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, termed it a “courtesy call”.
“I came to attend the review meeting of Coal India Ltd. Being my first visit to the state after becoming the minister, this was a courtesy call to Ms Banerjee,” he said. He refused to divulge any further details.
Goyal later left for the state Bharatiya Janata Party office.
This was the first face-to-face between Banerjee and a minister of the Modi government.