Amit Mitra to join Mamata to London tour


Kolkata: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and three MPs from the state would accompany Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her maiden visit to London in July.

“Three MPs Derek O’ Brien, Sugata Bose and actor Dev will be travelling with me along with Finance Minister Amit Mitra, chief secretary Sanjay Mitra and Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee,” the CM told reporters here on Monday. The number of industrialists who would be travelling to London would be a non-official delegation, she said.

The chief minister during her UK trip will try to attract investment from the country to West Bengal. She had made a similar visit to Singapore in August, last year seeking investment from the city state. Banerjee said she had also received an invitation from Bhutan to visit the country.