Bangladesh sends sari, fish, molasses for Mamata Banerjee

Dhaka: Bangladesh has sent a special jamdani sari, 20 kgs of hilsha fish and molasses for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee which will be presented to her by a senior minister at the swearing in ceremony tomorrow.

Industries minister and senior leader of ruling Awami League Amir Hossain Amu will represent Bangladesh at the installation of Banerjee for the second term.

“We are sending her 20 kilograms of hilsha fish and our famous molasses of Jessore as a mark of greetings along with jamdani sari,” junior minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam told newsmen.

His comments came a day after foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali said Amu would attend Banerjee’s swearing in ceremony.

Banerjee is set to be installed as the West Bengal chief minister tomorrow after landslide victory of her party Trinomul Congress in the recent state elections.

Banerjee had visited Bangladesh accompanying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June last year.