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British PM comes calling on Mamata today

The British prime minister David Cameron is expected to pay a short visit to the city  on Thursday. The British premier will meet the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee on that day, Trinamool Congress sources told Millennium Post.

Cameron is also expected to attend a question and answer session with business students and alumni at the Indian institute of management (IIM) at Joka, state secretariat sources said. IIM sources also confirmed this on Wednesday.

Among other engagements during his six-hour visit to the city, Cameron will give an exclusive interview to the All India Radio and a British broadcast channel.

Cameron, who will leave for Colombo, will also visit the Indian Museum to see the restoration work and interact with an NGO.

The visit, his third in two years, would focus only on business, even as he meets the prime minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi followed by a meeting with Mamata Banerjee.’ It could be a courtesy call for all you know. But business issues could also be discussed’, senior Trinamool minister Subrata Mukherjee also told Millennium Post.

During the one-day visit, Cameron is expected to raise issues concerning British business and strategic affairs with Singh. Issues concerning flagship British companies like Vodafone and Tesco are going to figure on his agenda.
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