India Today

KILLING WITH SWEETNESS

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When BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hosted Union home minister Amit Shah at his home in Kolkata on May 7, he arranged for a platter of Bengali delicacies for the BJP leader. Out of all the preparatio­ns, Shah loved mishti doi (sweet curd) the most. The suggestion to include it in the menu came from none other than West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, one of the BJP’s bitterest rivals. The sweetness of Mamata’s gesture stayed on with Shah, known for his sweet tooth. He left Bengal, asking BJP leaders to dig their heels in and learn a lesson or two from Mamata on how to play the role of an Opposition leader.

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