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PM Modi’s Bangladesh visit a genuine attempt to reboot ties. But Teesta logjam must end too

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PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, the agreements and sentiments indicate a genuine attempt is being made to reboot the relationship. Dhaka’s reminder to implement the long-pending Teesta water-sharing treaty, however, shows more needs to be done. Bengal and Delhi need to overcome domestic politics, build consensus and end this logjam.


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  1. An aggressive posture on all issues will be a deterrent to development for nation and states also. Political differences will mar the system which enabled politician to work for nation.

  2. It is reported that Bangladesh and China are going for a new plan of development consisting of barrage, reservoir and huge infrastructure development in North Bangladesh, keeping Teesta river in focus. In that case India may not be necessarily a contributing country

  3. BJP Govt. has already come to agreement on Teesta with Bangla Desh, many years ago. But WB govt led my Ms. Banarjee is preventing the agreement. Out of sheer jealousy of Modi.

    • Dear Ashok. This is not true. MMS also tried but Mamata let him down at the last moment thereby embarrassing the UPA govt.

  4. If the BJP forms the government in Bengal, giving a concession to Bangladesh on the Teesta waters could become easier. There is a genuine shortfall in the lean months. Sincere efforts will have to be made to improve people to people cordiality, with the protests marring an otherwise wonderful visit.

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