The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Banerjee said that they discussed the incomplete projects and state share of West Bengal. The PM in response said that they will try to consider the demands, she added.
On this, Prime Minister Modi further said, “I am very happy that the Chief Minister of West Bengal is my guest today. Her feeling for Bangladesh is as warm as my own. I assure you and the people of Bangladesh of our continuing efforts on Teesta. It’s only my government and your government that can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing issue.”
Banerjee, not too happy about PM Modi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina’s talks over river Teesta said, “There is very little water in Teesta River, it is our lifeline, the lifeline of North Bengal,”
“Your problem is water, not Teesta. I am willing to look at any alternate proposal to address your issues. What we can do is that there are many other rivers in the area (India-Bangladesh), we can use water from them,” she added.
Notably, Bangladesh has welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to ensuring the early solution to Teesta water issue.