Kolkata: Hours after UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee said he was ready to talk to Mamata Banerjee when she is prepared to do so, Trinamool Congress today said Mukherjee should have ascertained that by telephoning Banerjee herself.

 ”Pranab Mukherjee should know if Mamata Banerjee will talk to him or not and he should have telephoned her to ascertain that and this requires no mediator,” Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee told reporters.

‘We had no invitation,” he pointed out.