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Angry Mamata Banerjee cancels China trip at the last moment

Reasons told were that Beijing didn't confirm her meetings with the communist party's leadership "at an appropriate level". She was scheduled to fly out on Friday night.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 23 Jun 2018, 09:45:04
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's anger is known to everyone. Now out of anger, the Chief Minister cancelled her nine-day trip to China hours before she was to board her flight. Reasons told were that Beijing didn't confirm her meetings with the communist party's leadership "at an appropriate level". She was scheduled to fly out on Friday night.

Finance minister Amit Mitra at a hurriedly-called press meet announced the cancellation. "Till yesterday everything was going on well but unfortunately the Chinese side could not confirm the political meetings at appropriate level," he said, reading from a statement. 

Mamata Banerjee too put out a series of tweets and said the visit would not have served any purpose since the Chinese side did not confirm the political meetings.

"Therefore, the purpose of my visit with a delegation to China under the exchange programme is of no use," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

"However, I wish the continuation of the friendship of India and China in the days to come and it should strengthen further in the interest of both the countries," she added.

"Till yesterday everything was going on well but unfortunately the Chinese side could not confirm the political meetings at appropriate level," she said.


First Published: 23 Jun 2018, 09:45:04

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