Sushma: No Teesta treaty during Modi’s visit

The much-talked-about Teesta water sharing agreement will not be inked during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh taking place on June 6 and 7, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has said.

Swaraj made the disclosure while replying to a question at a press conference on Sunday on the completion of one year of Indian diplomacy under the Modi government, reports UNI (United News of India).

There was no consensus so far on Teesta, as this agreement was not just a bilateral affair with Bangladesh but it involved West Bengal too, said Swaraj.

She said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was accompanying the Prime Minister to Dhaka not for Teesta but in connection with the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).

Source: Dhaka Tribune