Update February 19, 2015

Dhaka 3-43 am, 09-March, 2021

Mamata becomes emotional ahead of Dhaka trip

Sumel Sarker


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

19 February 2015, Nirapad News: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said this is a very emotional moment for her as she is coming to Bangladesh to attend the ‘Bhasha Dibas’ event on February 21.

“This is a very emotional moment for me. I’ll be leaving in a few hours for Bangladesh to attend Bhasha Dibas on Feb 21 there,” she tweeted hours before her departure from India.

Mamata mentioned that she last visited Bangladesh 17 years ago and this is her first visit after new the government came to power in Paschimbanga.

“I’m looking forward to meeting (Prime Minister) Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh share a special friendship and a special bond,” she said.

Mamata arrives here on Thursday night on a three-day s’ visit, raising hopes in Bangladesh that it will create a ‘supportive environment’ for settling pending issues with New Delhi apart from deepening soul-ties with Kolkata.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told, “We hope the visit will deepen Bangladesh’s soul-ties with the West Bengal. We also expect it’ll create supportive environment in settling unresolved issues between Dhaka and Delhi.”

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