Kolkata: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday said she wanted to know West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s "vision of the future".
"I want to know from the chief minister of West Bengal her vision of the future... I come with a belief that India can compete with anybody, anywhere," she said at a gathering at the La Martiniere school for girls here.
Ahead of her meeting with Banerjee, the state`s first woman chief minister, Hillary Clinton said: "I know how difficult it is for women to be elected anywhere. When I meet a woman who has broken through those barriers, we share a common bond of having gone through the fire of electoral politics."
On her being thought of as formidable, Hillary said: "I don`t think of myself as that but others do...it can be an advantage sometimes or a disadvantage."