Mamta Banerjee...the Chief Minister of West Bengal and such a face of the opposition, who never backs down from targeting the BJP and the Modi government at the Center on any issue. Mamta Banerjee, known for her sharp attitude, has sent good quality mangoes to PM Narendra Modi despite all political differences. Following the long tradition of 12 years, this year also Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sent seasonal fruits to the PM's office. Sources close to Mamta Banerjee have revealed that general dispatches have been done on Tuesday evening.
Four kilos of mangoes sent to PM: On the condition of anonymity, the source has said that four kilos of mangoes of all varieties including Himsagar, Laxmanbhog and Fazli have been sent to PM Modi. These mangoes are packed and dispatched in a beautiful gift box. Along with Prime Minister Modi, mangoes have also been sent to President Draupadi Murmu and Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud in Delhi.
Mangoes were also sent to Bangladesh: The news says that not only Delhi, Chief Minister Banerjee also sent her best wishes to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with mangoes. Earlier in 2021, instead of Mamta Banerjee's gift, Sheikh Hasina had sent 2,600 kg of mangoes as a gift to Prime Minister Modi. The consignment, which was brought in Bangladeshi trucks, contained 260 boxes of the famous 'Haribhanga' mangoes. CM Banerjee, keeping the traditional practice, sent mangoes to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal last year.
Sour-sweet relationship between PM Modi and Mamta Banerjee: The relationship between Prime Minister Modi and Mamta Banerjee has been sour-sweet. In 2019, PM Modi has disclosed that on the occasion of Durga Puja, Mamta Banerjee had also sent him kurta-pajama and sweets. Prime Minister Modi had revealed in an interview to Akshay Kumar, "I have many friends in the opposition parties. You will be surprised to know that Mamta didi still chooses one or two kurtas for me every year. 288 people lost their lives. TMC and BJP are attacking each other regarding this incident. Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee also raised questions regarding the accident."