Mamata joining PM in Bangladesh indicates national interest is above local politics BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee�s decision to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Bangladesh on June 6 and 7, was indicative of the fact that national interest is always above state politics.
“It is an important visit. It will help in improving ties between Bangladesh and India, and the CM of Bengal accompanying the Prime Minister, also shows that national interest is above local politics. So, it is a good sign, and it shows the maturity of Indian democracy,” BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.
Meanwhile, the External Affairs Ministry has said that the Prime Minister is making the trip on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, and sees his visit as a step towards expanding New Delhi’s relationship with Dhaka.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also call on Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
This will be Prime Minister Modi�s first visit to Bangladesh.