Kolkata: BJP leader L K Advani today claimed
that Assam was up in arms over the proposed transfer of
territory to Bangladesh, while West Bengal was miffed with
attempted agreement on the Teesta water sharing.
"West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is miffed with
the attempted backdoor agreement on the sharing of Teesta
waters," Advani told reporters here, while stating that his
party was not consulted on the proposed transfer of land in
Assam to Bangladesh by the Centre.
"We were invited by the government, but no discussion
was held there on the transfer of land to Bangladesh," Advani
"We went and had a cup of tea, but were not consulted
The BJP leader had yesterday said in Guwahati that had
they known Assam`s land was being given away, they would have
protested before the land agreement was signed between the two
He said his party would ask for an account on it and on
Bangladeshi infiltration into Assam from the government in
the Winter Session of Parliament.
Regarding the proposed Land Bill, Advani said, "We have
been co-operating with the government on many issues, but we
want the government to respect the federal structure of the