On Sunday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the event of the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust, at the Netaji Indoor Stadium which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Notably, Banerjee’s name was mentioned in the invitation card along the Prime Minister, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
“The PM, CM and Governor will inaugurate the 150th-anniversary celebrations of KoPT,” Mansukh L Mandaviya had stated a day before the event.
Earlier today, Modi announced that the Kolkata Port will be renamed as Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port.
After attending the unveiling of dynamic architectural illumination of Howrah Bridge by the Prime Minister, Banerjee on Saturday said that she attended the event “due to constitutional obligation”.
Modi had inaugurated the dynamic architectural illumination with synchronised light and sound system of Howrah Bridge, as a part of the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.
Banerjee’s decision to skip the event comes after she held a one-on-one meeting with the PM, which she termed as a “courtesy visit”. During the meet, Banerjee had urged the Prime Minister to withdraw NRC and CAA. She also asked the PM to walk over her dead body if he goes ahead with the implementation of both the legislations.
The Prime Minister is currently on a two-day visit to West Bengal.