Kolkata: PM Narendra Modi met CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday evening in Kolkata. The PM is in Kolkata to participate in the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust. After meeting PM Modi at Raj Bhavan, CM Mamata Banerjee said that I told the PM that we are against CAA, NRC and NPR. I asked the PM to withdraw CAA, NPR and NRC. West Bengal is against it. Responding to this, PM Modi said that he has come here to attend some other event. There will be talk in Delhi on this issue. At the same time, PM Modi also asked Mamta Banerjee to come to Delhi. After meeting PM Modi, Mamta Banerjee took part in the sit-in demonstration of TMC students against CAA in Kolkata.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday on a two-day tour. He will inaugurate the exhibition and art galleries at the Old Currency Building. In the evening, Millennium Park will also inaugurate interactive light and sound show of Rabindra Setu known as Howrah Bridge. He would later go to Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Kolkata by special air force aircraft at Kolkata’s Dum Dum Airport. His plane reached here at 3.33 am on Saturday. From here, he will reach the race course directly from Chopper and after that he will reach Raj Bhavan, where he is to meet PM Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Governor Jagdeep Dhankar along with Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim and BJP MP Arjun Singh and others from Barrackpore arrived at the airport to greet the Prime Minister.

It is to be known that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come to Kolkata on Saturday on a two-day visit amidst the political chaos over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Civil Register (NRC). This is his second Kolkata tour after becoming PM for the second time. The PM is scheduled to attend a number of events here, including attending the 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust.

It is reported that PM will reach Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in a special flight at around 3.30 pm, where Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, besides the State Government, Urban Development Minister and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim welcomed senior BJP leaders PM. 

Earlier, the PM was supposed to come to the airport at 5 pm but it has been changed at the last moment. From the Raj Bhavan, the Prime Minister will reach the currency building located at BBD Bagh at 5.30 pm on Saturday and will dedicate a total of three buildings, including this heritage building, renovated by the Central Government. After this, PM will go to Millennium Park, where he will inaugurate the light and sound system on Howrah Bridge.

The PM is scheduled to visit Belur Math from here. Returning from there, PM will stay the night at Raj Bhavan. Meanwhile, CM Mamta Banerjee may meet him. PM will participate in Kolkata Port Trust’s program at Netaji Indoor Stadium at 11 am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, security agencies are also cautious in view of the possibility of protests against him during the PM’s visit. Several human rights and student organizations, including CPI-Congress, have already announced to show black flags to the PM and shout ‘Go back’ slogans against the CAA and NRC, so the Special Protection Group deployed in the security of PM is also fully alert.

If sources are to be believed, the SPG has also prepared several alternative routes to reach the PM from the airport to the venue. PM will participate in the function organized to mark 150 years of Kolkata Port Trust at Netaji Indoor Stadium at 11 am on Sunday. After this, he will return to the airport by helicopter and from there to Delhi. Earlier on Sunday morning, a state BJP delegation will also meet the PM at Raj Bhavan. The delegation will apprise the PM about the campaign being run by the BJP and the deteriorating law and order in the state to counter the propaganda carried out by the Trinamool against the CAA-NRC.