The Trinamool Congress has written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and demanded action against West Bengal Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari for his “inappropriate comments” during a meeting between Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Dubai Airport.
The Trinamool Congress has demanded censure of Mr. Adhikari, a BJP MP, for “attempting to damage relations with Sri Lanka”. The party termed his remarks as “malicious” and a “brazen attempt to damage India’s foreign relations”.
He claimed that Mr. Adhikari had ridiculed the state of Sri Lanka’s economy and the chief minister’s conversation with the leader of a foreign country.
“We condemn LoP @SuvenduWB’s irresponsible and derogatory remarks on the Sri Lankan economy and his deliberate attempt to strain foreign relations,” the Trinamool Congress said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
We condemn LoP @SuvenduWB‘s irresponsible and derogatory remarks about the Sri Lankan economy and its deliberate attempt to strain foreign relations.
– Indian Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 16, 2023
“Rajya Sabha Parliamentary Party Leader Mr. @derekobrienmp has written a letter to External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar seeking immediate action against Mr. Adhikari for his vicious scheme to damage relations between the State of West Bengal and the Republic of Sri Lanka, which also This affects the diplomatic relations of the nation as a whole,” the party said.
In an article on Lanka. face? Mamata Banerjee – If you can guide me on how to borrow more money from the market, I will invite you to attend the upcoming Bengal Global Business Summit.
I guess what conversation could have happened between the two :-
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe – I heard that you are leading your state towards an economic crisis like the one Sri Lanka is facing?
Mamata Banerjee – If you can guide me on how to borrow more… https://t.co/MsLTJ00Txj
— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) September 13, 2023
“Ranil Wickremesinghe – But we are not in a position to invest? What would be the point of attending the Summit? Mamata Banerjee – Don’t worry, just come and enjoy for 2-3 days and sign an MoU. Anyway, everyone comes and signs a memorandum of understanding and no one invests. I’m just concerned about good stocks,” the post read.
Ms Banerjee, who was on her way to Spain, had an impromptu meeting with Mr Wickremesinghe at Dubai airport on Wednesday.