Burdwan: The West Bengal government has received applications from about 900 people from the border enclaves on the Bangladesh side who want to shift to India, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said.
"We have already set up one committee. They are taking care of all of this. Till yesterday we have received applications from 900 people or so who are willing to come to the Indian side," Banerjee said adding that the surveys were going on.
"We have a plan to accommodate whoever is willing to come. We will give them shelter and full protection..." she said adding, "we have plans for their education, health, etc."
Asked about the relations between India-Bangladesh, she said the two countries share good ties which would continue unchanged.
"We have a very good, cordial and emotional relationship. We want to continue this friendship and strengthen it," the chief minister said.