Hasina reposes faith in Modi, soft towards Mamata
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is not losing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as there was no visible resolution to much awaited Teesta Water sharing agreement. Despite Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to the Teesta pact, Hasina still had soft corner for her.
Before going back to Dhaka, she addressed an important gathering of think-tank and industrialists in the Capital. In the morning, while addressing a meeting organised by the India Foundation, Hasina herself raised the issue of Teesta deal. She said that people were asking Didi (Mamata ) did not give Bangladesh pani (water). Prime Minister was speaking ex-tempo in Hindi. Then she added that Didi did give them electricity. Is it not? Actually Bnagladesh is getting uninterrupted power supply from the Bheramara, located in the district of Murshidabad in WestBengal. Prime Minister Hasina was thereby impressing upon that Mamata was actually not against the Bangladesh.
But it's also true that Hasina did not mention about the alternate proposal of water sharing with Bangladesh given by the West Bengal CM when she met her at the President House. Hasina told the gathering that it was the PM Modi who gave solemn assurance to the Bangladesh government in the open joint briefing after the bilateral talks. She said, "We have full confidence on Mr Modi and he would deliver the needful."
Because of not reaching to an agreement on Teesta water sharing, Hasina is sure to face criticism in her country. Then she chooses to blast opposition BNP in public meeting of the industrialists.