No Teesta pact in Bangladesh visit: Mamata


Kolkata: The Teesta Water Sharing Treaty will not come up for discussion during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a business meet here on Monday, Ms. Banerjee said that she had agreed to accompany Mr. Modi to Bangladesh but would not have any talks about the controversial water sharing pact.

Confirming the same, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that Ms. Banerjee would be going for the Land Boundary Agreement.

During the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance regime, Ms. Banerjee had pulled out of a similar visit to Bangladesh with the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011.