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PM Modi Visits West Bnegal, Gets A 'Demonstrated' Welcome

Publish Date: 13 Jan, 2020 12:33 AM   |   Arnima  

Kolkata: Outrage and protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act enveloped the Kolkata airport as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal on Saturday. The Prime Minister arrived in the city on a two day visit.  PM Modi was greeted by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, state Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, BJP's West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh and other party leaders. 

 The Prime Minister arrived to a hundred of protestors who staged demonstrations against the newly enforced citizenship amendment act . A number of protestors had gathered outside the airport gate despite strict security. They also held demonstrations against PM's visit to the city. Protests were also held in the other parts of the city. 

The PM is scheduled to attend the function to mark the 150th anniversary of Kolkata Port Trust on January 12. PM Modi moved to Royal Calcutta Turf Club from the airport and then went to the Raj Bhavan.

Party sources have said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to come to see the PM on the first day of his visit. It is also expected that the two leaders will discuss issues related to the CAA and the NRC. The clarity about the meeting's agenda, however, has not yet been given.

To be mentioned that it is PM Modi's first visit to West Bengal after BJP's impressive show in Bengal in the last Lok Sabha polls.