Kolkata: BJP Union minister Babul Supriyo said on Tuesday that he will personally invite West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to his wedding reception in New Delhi on August 9.
The Bollywood singer and Asansol MP had announced on Monday that he and Jet Airways air-hostess Rachna Sharma are tying the knot. He was asked then what he would like as a gift from Banerjee and Supriyo was quick to say that he would like her to grant district status to his Asansol constituency.
Barely 20 hours later, in a meeting in Jhargram, Mamata reiterated her decision to turn Asansol and Jhargram into districts. When Supriyo was asked if the CM’s announcement sounded like a pre-wedding gift, he smiled and said, “Now that’s called a marriage gift! It’s a long pending demand of the people of Asansol.