Modi, Mamata meet
Hours after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Dhaka, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met with him at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon this afternoon.
Earlier in the morning, Modi reached the capital amid high hopes for strengthening economic and trade ties between the two neighbouring countries.
A day before his arrival, Mamata reached Dhaka to attend some official programmes with the Indian prime minister.
Mamata is expected to be present during exchange of Instrument of Ratification of the historic Land Boundary Agreement.
Diplomatic sources in Dhaka and New Delhi said the West Bengal CM's decision not to travel with Modi clearly shows that she was still not ready to sign the Teesta water-share deal with Bangladesh.
She is not only staying in a separate hotel in Dhaka but will also return in advance though her name on top of the official delegation list of Modi.
A couple of days ago, Mamata had said she was going to Dhaka to attend exchange of LBA instrument and claimed that the Teesta issue is not on the agenda of Dhaka talks.