Mamata Banerjee Says The Centre Did Not Allow Her To Meet Bangladesh PM Hasina: Deets Inside!!!

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, blasted the BJP-led government in the country’s capital on Thursday for refusing to arrange a meeting with Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, who was in town. At the Netaji Indoor Stadium in this city, Banerjee spoke to members of her party, “This is the first time the Prime Minister of Bangladesh came to India and did not come to Bengal despite her desire to meet me.”

The leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) stated that she was curious as to why the BJP-led government in Delhi was concerned about her meeting with Hasina. Mamata advised her not to discuss the nation’s foreign policy or bilateral relations. She further said that anytime she was invited, the Center tried to stop her from travelling abroad.  “I do not know why they (BJP) are so angry. They also did not let me go to many places including Chicago and China to attend events. While BJP attends invitations globally, they stop us from attending the same. We ask: “How long will you continue your autocracy?” Mamata Banerjee stated.

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, arrived in New Delhi on Monday to begin a four-day trip to India to improve bilateral ties between the two nations. Bangladesh plays a significant role in India’s “Neighborhood First” strategy.  On Monday, shortly after arriving in New Delhi, Bangladesh’s prime minister met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for bilateral talks at Hyderabad House to review and further solidify their relationship. As a result, seven memorandums of understanding have been signed between the two nations.

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, expressed optimism for a speedy resolution to the Teesta water-sharing dispute with India during the joint press conference at Hyderabad House. “The two countries have resolved many outstanding issues and we hope that all outstanding issues, including the Teesta water-sharing treaty, will be concluded at an early date,” she said in a joint statement with PM Narendra Modi.

In their bilateral discussions, India and Bangladesh have brought up the Teesta River Conflict frequently. In order to share surface waters at the Farakka Barrage, which is close to their shared border, both nations inked an agreement in 2011. Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, has objections to sharing Teesta water with Bangladesh. In New Delhi, Hasina also spoke with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and President Droupadi Murmu. Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, contacted Hasina on Tuesday.