UKIBC chair Lord Davies, who steered the roundtable discussions, said he was "totally convinced" with West Bengal's potential as an investment hub for the UK and highlighted the state's cluster-based approach to encouraging start-ups as a major attraction.
On the occasion, Modi said the ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh have further strengthened. Modi said in Bengali, 'Aaj ei shubho uplokkhe dui desh bashider amar abhinandan janai. Aaj amader moitreyee, bandhon aro sudriro holo' (I congratulate the people of the two countries on this auspicious occasion. Our ties of friendship got more strengthened today.)
"All their partymen are staying there (in Gujarat). The full (central) government, all central forces, all state forces, all agencies, all ministers are in Gujarat to win the election," Banerjee said.
"Great Selfish Tax (GST) to harass the people. To take away jobs. To hurt businesses. To finish the economy. GoI totally failed to tackle #GST (sic)," she posted on Twitter.
The Sena chief, accompanied by son Aaditya Thackeray, paid a visit to Banerjee in the afternoon at a south Mumbai hotel where she is staying.
Banerjee had earlier said that the Centre was interfering with the people's rights and privacy by asking them to link their Aadhaar with mobile numbers, and that she will not do the same even if her connection was snapped.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the Union government of "autocratic" rule and said her party will "have to play a role so that BJP is removed from power" at the centre.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee has described Mamata Banerjee as a "born rebel" and recalled how she once stormed out of a meeting, leaving him feeling "humiliated and insulted".
Criticising the WB govt. for its decision to stop immersion of Durga idol on October 1 as Muharram falls on the same day, Shah said that in other parts of the country, processions of various religions were taken out on the same day.
CM Banerjee also described Tuesday's second round of dialogue with the hill parties as "positive and constructive".
Hitting out at critics for accusing her of Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she believed in taking care of all the communities.
"They (Aramco officials) have shown interest in investing in West Bengal," Banerjee told reporters at the secretariat.
Mamata Banerjee alleged that the central government was trying to infringe on the right to privacy by imposing Aadhaar on 'everything'.
In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution.
Mamta said that there was an overt interference of a party president, referring to Amit Shah, in governmental issues
She announced that her party would hold an "Oust BJP from India" programme from August 9 to August 30 after alleging that the BJP had "failed on all fronts".
Asserting that the BJP will not be in power at the Centre after 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee alleged the saffron party was using central agencies "to disturb the opposition parties".
With communal violence continuing to plague West Bengal's Baduria region, internet services have been shut down and a 48-hour curfew has been imposed.
The TMC supremo termed the GST roll-out as another "epic blunder" by the Centre.
Protesters burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and vowed to continue their fight for Gorkhaland
Darjeeling has been on fire since mass protests broke out a week earlier.
The Trinamool Congress chief's meeting with Modi came amid efforts by opposition leaders to choose a consensus candidate for the coming presidential polls. The ruling National Democratic Alliance is yet to announce its presidential candidate.
Sources in these parties said the meeting is likely to be held in Parliament House complex and would be attended by leaders like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and JD(U) veteran Sharad Yadav, who is himself a possible contender for the top constitutional post.
During her stay in the capital, Mamata is also likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The chief minister will meet the prime minister tomorrow, said a close aide of Mamata.
The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party won six out of the nine wards in Mirik municipality and romped home in one ward in Darjeeling, a big gain for the party since its inception and a setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).