Mamata reaches Delhi today, to meet Modi on debt waiver
To discuss her demand for a moratorium on the state’s debt repayments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday evening to have her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 9. During her four-day stay at the national Capital, the Chief Minister is also likely to meet Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and visit the central hall of Parliament.
Sources said, besides raising the moratorium issue and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Banerjee intends to have a detailed discussion on the Teesta water sharing and Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh.
On February 19, the CM, along with other politicians, bureaucrats, celebrities, industrialists and editors left for Dhaka to be the chief guest on Bhasha Divas and discussed these long pending issues with her counterpart in Dhaka. It is expected that the PM will give a green signal for the immediate solutions to these two issues to the Union home and external affairs ministry. After arriving at the Delhi airport, she will head for 183-South Avenue allotted to party MP and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee. On Monday evening, she is scheduled to hold discussions with her party MPs.