Mamata not happy with Singapore Zoo, wants to export elephants from Bengal!

Singapore, Aug 22: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday remarked that if required, her government could deport elephants to Singapore Zoo for she thought the zoo has inadequate count of that animal, Bengali tabloid Ebela reported.

Banerjee, who went to Singapore on Sunday for a five-day trip to woo investors for her state, visited the zoo for its famous night safari on Thursday night.

The Bengal chief minister was reportedly not impressed with the safari for she felt the animals were underrepresented in the zoo. About the less count of elephants, Banerjee said she would send some 200 elephants from Duars in North Bengal to the Singapore Zoo authorities, the report said.

Banerjee met Singapore's prime minister and foreign minister during the trip

She also said the same after spotting pigs during the safari. Pigs have stolen headlines in West Bengal where hundreds have been killed in Japanese encephalitis. The state government decided to catch roaming pigs as a measure to stop further spread of the disease.

Banerjee had also visited the Jurong Bird Park a couple of days earlier.

It is the first foreign trip of Trinamool Congress supremo as the chief minister of Bengal. She headed a big contingent to Singapore, drawing criticism from the Opposition who said it was a holiday trip to divert attention from the ongoing Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal.

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