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After Inaugurating Sound-And-Light Show At Kolkata's Howrah Bridge, PM Modi Reaches Belur Math

Modi, Who Will Be In Kolkata On Saturday And Sunday, Is Scheduled To Attend The Function Marking The 150th Anniversary Of Kolkata Port Trust On January 12 And Other Programmes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 11 Jan 2020, 11:01:22 PM
PM Narendra Modi at Belur Math

PM Narendra Modi at Belur Math (Photo Credit: ANI/ Twitter )

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday arrived in the city on a two day-visit amidst protests against Citizenship Amendment Act outside the airport. Modi was greeted by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, state municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other senior BJP leaders. Modi, who will be in Kolkata on Saturday and Sunday, is scheduled to attend the function marking the 150th anniversary of Kolkata Port Trust on January 12 and other programmes. From the airport, he is likely to take a helicopter to Royal Calcutta Turf Club(RCTC) and from there go to the Raj Bhawan. Hundreds of protesters staged demonstrations at the crossing outside airport gate number one despite strict security.

Demonstrations were also held in various other parts of the state against Modi's visit to the city during the day. Modi was earlier scheduled to arrive at 5 pm at the Kolkata airport and go straight to the Old Currency Building in central Kolkata for an official programme. But as per the changed schedule, he arrived by an Indian Air Force flight at 4 pm. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is one of the strongest critics of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). She has been holding protests of late across the state and assured the people that she will not allow anyone to snatch their rights.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Saturday evening reached the Belur Math, the headquarters of  Ramakrishna Mission, to spend the night there and he is likely to meditate at the temple of Swami Vivekananda on Sunday, the birth anniversary of the monk.

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PM Narendra Modi meets CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. The PM is in Kolkata to take part in 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata. He is on a two-day visit to Kolkata, to take part in 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.

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First Published : 11 Jan 2020, 03:59:18 PM