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UK keen to invest in Bengal

Cameron, headed for Colombo to attend the CHOGM summit, was received at the airport by panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee. ‘The state government will also support investment from UK in every possible way’, said Sisir Adhikari, TMC MP.

He visited the IIM Calcutta campus in the city’s southern outskirts for an interactive session with students. IIMC has recently ranked 19 in the Financial Times global masters in management programme, 2013.

Cameron, the second British premier to visit Kolkata after John Major, stopped at the British deputy high commission’s office where he met Banerjee. He said, he wanted to stay away from domestic politics but wanted  to meet elected leaders, including Narendra Modi. He was also keen on completing his education of the Indian campus, he said.

Cameron drove on the 705-metre cantilever bridge, which was opened to the public in February 1943 over the river Hooghly, and halted briefly, taking in the sights of the river.

The British premier also drove through the heritage Dalhousie Square where numerous buildings of the British era, including Writers’ Buildings, exist. The square is now known as BBD Bagh. Cameron was scheduled to leave for Sri Lanka in the evening.
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