Speaking to journalists after a CPI (M) state executive meeting in Kolkata, the former chief minister raised the question about why Mamata was adopting a stand that could only bolster fundamentalist forces in Bangladesh and help to create unrest there.

“We all want good relations with Bangladesh. We don’t want communal forces and anti-India forces to thrive there. We want a secular Bangladesh friendly to India but how do we ensure that if its bonafide demands are not met,” said Bhattacharjee.

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