KOLKATA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has despatched a present of the flavour of the season – mangoes from Rajshahi, 600 kilos of it – to Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, hitting the right ‘candy spot' in overseas diplomacy.
Representatives of Bangladesh Deputy Excessive Fee on Monday went over to Banerjee's Kalighat residence on Monday handy over the reward, delicately wrapped and packed in cartons to protect freshness.
Separate groups additionally went over to the New Delhi residences of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with related cartons. The fruit was additionally despatched to those that acquired the Mukti Juddha Samman and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim.
Final 12 months, the Bangladesh PM had despatched Rangpur's Haribhanga mangoes to President Kovind, PM Modi and Banerjee. Banerjee had instantly reciprocated, calling her “Hasina Di” (elder sister), mentioning she had heard of Haribhanga mangoes. About 270 forms of mangoes, famous for his or her pulpy sweetness and delicate flavours, develop in Bangladesh's Rajshahi division. Early forms of mangoes, that are plucked from the second week of Could, embody Gopal Bhog, Brindabani, Golapkhas and Ranipachhanda. From June, varieties like Langra, Haribhanga and Lakkhanbhog begin to hit the market. Different varieties, reminiscent of Amrapali, Mohanbhog and Fazli develop between July and September.
A lot of the mango-growing areas in Rajshahi are close to Malda, one of many largest mango-producing areas of India. Bengal mangoes – primarily from Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia – are extremely wanted by connoisseurs. Varieties like Himsagar, Kishen Bhog, Bombai, Langra, Fazli, Golapkhas, Amrapali and Mallika are in large demand even throughout the border.
Bengal's wealthy mango heritage had even prompted CM Banerjee to ship over a present of the fruit to PM Modi in 2021 after they fought a pitched, no-holds-barred battle for Bengal and Banerjee was elected the CM for the third time.
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