Mango is not only the king of fruits, but the politics which remains the stage of bitter taunts and sharp controversies also cannot escape it. Perhaps this is the reason why West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent mangoes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has given the same gift to both Banerjee and Modi. Sheikh Hasina has sent 2,600 kg of mangoes to the two leaders on Sunday.
These mangoes of Haribhanga variety, originating in the Rampur area, were brought across the border through the Benapole checkpoint. On Sunday afternoon, these trucks from Bangladesh brought these mangoes in 260 boxes. During this, many Bangladeshi officials were present on the border. Anupam Chakna, deputy commissioner of Benapole Customs House, told Bangladeshi media that mangoes are a symbol of harmony between the two countries.
other northeastern states also
Mangoes received by Mohammad Samiel Kader, First Secretary of Bangladesh’s Deputy High Commission in Kolkata. They were to be sent from here to Modi and Mamta. According to Bangladeshi media, not only Mamta, Hasina wants to send mangoes to all the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura whose border is adjacent to Bangladesh.
Mamta sent mangoes
Earlier this ‘mango diplomacy’ came into the limelight when Mamata Banerjee sent mango varieties- Himsagar, Malda and Laxmanbhog to PM Modi. Apart from this, mangoes were also sent to President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah. Mamta also sent mango boxes to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.