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Shawl Diplomacy


Mamata Banerjee was attending the joint conference of state chief justices and chief ministers in the national capital when she had a brief meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CJI N.V. Ramana over tea. The West Bengal CM had come armed with silk Kantha shawls in mustard yellow and green and she chose the latter—green with flowers imprinted—for the PM. No prizes for guessing her intent, but the TMC symbol is twin flowers with grass.

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