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May 25, 2015

Didi wishes David Cameron with a hand-written note

Didi wishes David Cameron with a hand-written note

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee has sent a hand-written congratulatory note to David Cameron after he returned to 10 Downing Street for his second term as Britain’s prime minister.

The gesture – WB CM was the only head of an Indian state to congratulate Mr Cameron – is expected to go a long way in strengthening ties between Britain and Bengal.

When WB CM arrives in Britain on July 26, she will also become the first chief minister from India to hold a bilateral meeting with Cameron in his second term. It will be Mamata Banerjee’s second business trip, and her first to UK, since taking over office.

The British Prime Minister, who met Ms Mamata Banerjee during his Kolkata trip in 2013, had personally invited the CM.

“Kolkata is expanding and there is huge need for infrastructure development and town planning in which Britain has tremendous expertise. You also need to clean up your rivers and waterways, just like we had to do with the Thames,” David Cameron had said.