Mamata to meet PM tomorrow

New Delhi: Pitching for early solution of the Farakka barrage issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here tomorrow. Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress has 19 members in the Lok Sabha, would also take up implementation of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration during the meeting with Singh.

The meeting assumes importance as she is continuously opposing government`s various proposals including the latest National Counter Terrorism Centre. She has already written a letter to the Prime Minister opposing the proposal of setting up of NCTC. Last Saturday, Banerjee had alleged that the Centre had kept secret the fact about the two damaged sluice gates on the Farakka Barrage, resulting in Bangladesh getting 82,801 cusecs of water as against 35,000 cusecs it is supposed to get during the dry season.

“I sought an appointment with the Prime Minister to discuss the issue of GTA and the problem arising out of excess flow of water to Bangladesh through the broken sluice gates on Farakka barrage. I will discuss these issues with him on Wednesday,” she has said. Banerjee has said that the tripartite agreement on Gorkhaland Territorial Administration had already been signed, but its implementation was being delayed. “Why should there be delay? I will seek PM`s intervention,” she had said.