Mamata happy with Britain trip

London, July 29 (IANS) With West Bengal signing 22 initial agreements with Britain in various areas of cooperation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with her visit.

“We had very successful meetings over the last two and a half days,” her party Trinamool Congress’ official Twitter handle quoted Banerjee as saying.

On Wednesday, Banerjee took part in a meeting with industrialists at Asia House followed by a meeting with NRI industrialist and politician Lord Swraj Paul.

“CM Mamata Banerjee – delightful, modest, erudite and wholehearted in her mission to advance West Bengal,’ Paul tweeted after the meeting.

In course of her visit, Banerjee not only highlighted the opportunities and potential of foreign investment in her home state but also elaborated on the ease of doing business in the east Indian state.

ITC Ltd chairman Y.C. Deveswar, who was part of her business delegation, was quoted as saying on the Trinamool Congress’ website that: “I think there are very less markets in India such as West Bengal. Consumption level is increasing by 3 percent per annum here.”

Another industrialist, Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of RP-Sanjiv Goenka group, said: “Though we are happy with our investments in UK, we are happier with our investments in Bengal.”

The chief minister has thanked all the industrialists who accompanied her.

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