No Teesta deal during Modi’s visit
Dhaka: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the Teesta water sharing agreement will not come during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.
There was no consensus so far on Teesta, as this agreement was not just a bilateral affair with Bangladesh but it involved West Bengal too, Swaraj said.
She made the remark while replying to a question at a press conference in New Delhi on the completion of one year of Indian diplomacy under the Modi government, reports UNB referring to Indian media quoting Indian news agency UNI.
The Indian Minister also said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was accompanying the Prime Minister to Dhaka not for Teesta but in connection with the Land Boundary Agreement.
'Indian and Bangladesh governments cannot just come to a conclusion on Teesta issue, the State government too has to be taken on board,' she was quoted by NDTV as saying.
Modi is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on June 6-7 while Mamata will arrive on June 5.