West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, 17 September met Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife, Jashodaben at the Kolkata airport before boarding her flight to New Delhi and exchanged pleasantries.
Jashodaben was leaving the city after a two-day visit to Dhanbad in neighbouring Jharkhand, a source close to the chief minister said.
“It was an accidental meeting and they exchanged greetings. The chief minister also gifted her a sari,” the source said.
Banerjee is scheduled to meet the prime minister on Wednesday in New Delhi, during which she would highlight various issues like funds that are due to the state.
“I go to New Delhi very rarely. This is a routine work. This time I am going to talk about funds that are due to West Bengal. I will also highlight issues like change of West Bengal’s name,” Banerjee had said before leaving for New Delhi.
Jashodaben on Monday, had offered puja at Kalyaneswari temple at Asansol in Paschim Barddhaman district of West Bengal. Asansol is around 68 kilometres from Dhanbad.
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