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Mamata sets off on Bangla mission

Mamata sets off on Bangla mission
East and West Bengal for the first time in history will celebrate “Bhasha Divas” together on February 21, where Trinamool Congress supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present as a Guest of Honour. Soon before departing for Dhaka, Banerjee left with an emotional tweet, which reads: “At the NSC Bose airport now. Flight leaves before 8 pm. Some journeys are more emotional.

This is very special.” She further tweeted: “I last visited Bangladesh 17 years ago and this is my first visit after new government came to power in West Bengal. This is a very emotional moment for me. I will be leaving in a few hours for Bangladesh.”

“Today, I was present in the foundation stone laying ceremony of a Bhasha Shahid Memorial Monument in Kolkata and I am looking forward to meeting Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh. India & Bangladesh share a special friendship and a special bond,” her tweet reads.

Banerjee’s visit to Bangladesh is considered as a significant diplomatic move to improve ties over pending Teesta and Enclaves issue (Land Boundary Agreement-LBA). Banerjee left for Dhaka on a three day official tour as a chief guest to attend “Bhasha Divas” (Language Day) commemorated on February 21. Banerjee will have meetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her senior Cabinet ministers on February 20 to discuss various areas including skill development, border management, cultural exchange programmes.
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