Banerjee was on her way to meet PM Modi in New Delhi, while Jashodaben was leaving Kolkata after a two-day visit to Dhanbad. The Bengal CM also gifted a traditional Bengali saree to Jashodaben
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Mamata Banerjee may not be in the best of terms with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but when she ran into PM Narendra Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben they greeted with a hug and exchanged pleasantries.
“It was a great surprise for Didi (Mamata). And it was purely unexpected that she will meet Jashodaben didi a day before meeting PM Modi,” a senior TMC leader said. Mamata Banerjee is also going to meet the PM at 4:30 on Wednesday. She is likely to discuss various issues related to state-Centre relationship and funding. She is likely to raise the issue of changing the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’.
It was a chance meeting at the Netaji Subhas International Airport in Kolkata on Tuesday between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Jashodaben.
The meeting took place when Banerjee was on her way to meet PM Modi in New Delhi. At that time, Jashodaben was leaving the city after a two-day visit to Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The Bengal CM also gifted a traditional Bengali saree to Jashodaben.
“Jashodaben was on her way back to hometown, while Mamata was about to board a Delhi flight. It was then that the two met at the Kolkata Airport lounge for a brief interaction,” sources said, adding that both of them exchanged pleasantries.
Jashodaben had on Monday offered puja at Kalyaneswari temple at Asansol in Paschim Barddhaman district of West Bengal. Asansol is about 70 kms from Dhanbad.