“Modi-Mamata’s Bangla visit a sign Indian Democracy’s maturity”


New Delhi: Reacting to Mamata’s decision to join PM Narendra Modi to Dhaka on June 6, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it 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,” said BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh who is in charge of the West Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party.

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.