Mamata receives gift from Hasina

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Mamata receives gift from Hasina

New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a gift packet from Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after the former arrived in the national capital tonight.

The gift packet apparently contained sweets.

The Trinamool Congress leader will meet Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House over lunch. She would also attend a banquet being hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday evening in honour of Hasina.

On Monday, Banerjee, a former Railway Minister, is likely to visit Parliament House before leaving for Kolkata.

Officials here have said that Hasina’s visit “will be a visit without water”, indicating that a pact on the Teesta river water-sharing is not on the cards.

“The central government will not go ahead with the agreement on Teesta without taking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on board and she has been opposing it stridently citing water crisis in the state,” an official said.

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