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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee cancels China trip at the last minute

West Bengal has shown a deep interest in Chinese investments even at a time when the Indian government raised objections to China's ambitious infrastructure project- OBOR

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the flagging off event for a fleet of new passenger buses and fire brigade vehicles, in Howrah near on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the flagging off event for a fleet of new passenger buses and fire brigade vehicles, in Howrah near on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Namrata Acharya Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called off her trip to China, hours before her scheduled departure, after failing to receive confirmation of meetings from the Chinese side.

The development comes less than two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Chinese President Xi Jinping for what was seen as a “heart-to-heart” summit.
 
In March this year, on the suggestion of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Banerjee had agreed to lead a delegation to China under the Exchange Programme of Government of India with the International Department of the Communist Party of China. 

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First Published: Jun 23 2018 | 3:10 AM IST

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