West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to accompany PM Narendra Modi on Bangladesh visit

Kplkata(PTI): At a time when the Trinamool Congress’ accounts have come under the scanner of the CBI, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Bangladesh visit scheduled on June 6.

Sources in the West Bengal government have confirmed the last minute decision of the chief minister to accompany the prime minister on his visit.

Earlier, Modi had reached out to Banerjee and asked her to accompany him on his Bangladesh visit.

The visit will be Modi’s first visit to Dhaka after taking over as prime minister. The tour will be a very crucial one, with the two countries expected to discuss the sharing of water from the Teesta River. The visit is also likely to end an impasse over the proposed agreement for sharing water of river Teesta, following Mamata’s toned down opposition to the deal. Indo-Bangla land boundary issues are also likely to be discussed.

The visit is also been seen as an attempt to thaw the ice between the two countries after Banerjee opted out of a visit by former PM Manmohan Singh to Dhaka in the year 2012.