Star Report

“Didi pani nehi diya, lekin bijli to diya…Kuchh to mila.” (Sister did not give us water, but gave electricity… at least we’ve got something).

Pointing to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the comment in Hindi yesterday on the last day of her four-day India visit, which has failed to resolve the Teesta water-sharing issue, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

Speaking at a reception organised by India Foundation at Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, the PM also reminded Delhi of assurances on the Teesta.

Mamata has changed her stance on the Teesta and offered Bangladesh electricity and water from other rivers instead, claiming that there was no water in the river to spare for Bangladesh.