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Hillary hopes to tame the Kolkata shrew

DNMUM243933 | 5/7/2012 | Author : Aditya Kaul | WC :441 | India

US secretary of state will try to persuade Bengal CM to allow FDI in retail, go for an agreement with Bangladesh over the sharing of Teesta waters

Hillary Clinton will try to achieve what Manmohan Singh could not — persuade Mamata Banerjee to allow foreign direct investment in retail and to reach a consensus with Bangladesh over sharing of the Teesta waters.
The unexpected meeting between the two follows the US secretary of state's visit to Beijing and Dhaka. Clinton will meet the "dynamic" and "influential" chief minister of West Bengal at the Writers' Buildings in Kolkata.
After meeting Banerjee, she will fly to New Delhi to meet Singh, then Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and at the end, external affairs minister SM Krishna. Officials in the know say there is no point trying to speculate why Clinton started her trip from Kolkata.
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