KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her state had already launched it's own cleanliness campaign before Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and got nation-wide distinction.
"West Bengal had embarked on the 'Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan' three years back and we were the first one in the country having undertaken such a campaign," Banerjee told reporters on way to Delhi.
She was asked to comment on Modi's ambitious countrywide cleanliness project, which has attracted global attention.
Banerjee further said that Nadia district of Bengal had been awarded nationally for the cleanliness campaign.
On being asked about her visit to the capital and possible meeting with Modi, Banerjee said, "Whatever I have to say I had already briefed you people at Nabanna (state secretariat). Nothing to add more."
Banerjee was scheduled to discuss the flood situation and central help to the state in view of recent calamities during her visit.