Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kolkata in West Bengal on his two-day visit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust. Modi reached Kolkata this afternoon and also met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan.
After meeting the Prime Minister, Mamata Banerjee said that they spoke on CAA and the protests. She told PM Modi that the state was against the new citizenship act.
“We are against CAA and NRC and NPR. It should be ensured that no one leaves the country. There should not be atrocities on anyone. The government should re-consider NRC and CAA. PM Modi said that I am here for other engagement we can discuss the issue in Delhi,” Mamata Banerjee said.
“I have told PM that people in Bengal are not accepting NRC and CAA. He has said I am here for certain programs so, he asked me to come to Delhi for a meeting. This was a courtesy call since he has come to West Bengal,” Mamata said.
Also prior to the Prime Minister’s visit, a group of SFI activists staged a protest his visit. The student activists were carrying posters saying “Go back Modi” at the airport.
SFI activists assembled near Jadavpur University, Golpark, College Street, Hatibagan and Esplanade with placards which read ‘Students Against Fascism.’
“We protest the visit of the Prime Minister who is behind the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and the attack by saffron forces in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus,” SFI leader Debraj Debnath said.